Will “Certified Optician” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
71% Chance of Automation
“Certified Optician” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #391 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2081.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 37,860.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 18.00
- Currently, there are 75,270 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Opticians, Dispensing”.
Also Known As…
- Opticians, Dispensing
- Optometric Technician
- Optometric Assistant
- Optical Technician
- Ophthalmic Dispenser
- Licensed Optician
- Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO)
- Dispensing Optician
- Contact Lens Technician
- Optician Apprentice
- Optical Manager
- Optical Dispenser
- Optical Assistant
- Licensed Optical Dispenser
- Eyeglass Fitter
- Dispensing Optician Apprentice
- Dispensing and Measuring Optician
- Contact Lens Fitter
- Certified Optician
Tasks for “Certified Optician”
- Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' vocational and avocational visual requirements.
- Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.
- Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.
- Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
- Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
- Instruct clients in how to wear and care for eyeglasses.
- Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
- Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
- Order and purchase frames and lenses.
- Repair damaged frames.
- Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
- Arrange and maintain displays of optical merchandise.
- Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
- Assemble eyeglasses by cutting and edging lenses, and fitting the lenses into frames.
- Obtain a customer's previous record, or verify a prescription with the examining optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Supervise the training of student opticians.
- Show customers how to insert, remove, and care for their contact lenses.
- Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses.
- Fabricate lenses to meet prescription specifications.
- Grind lens edges, or apply coatings to lenses.
- Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands.
Related Technology & Tools
- Chain nose pliers
- Optical cutting pliers
- Pickup screwdrivers
- Frame warmers
- Digital pupilometers
- Desktop computers
- Personal computers
- Flat nose pliers
- Millimeter rules
- Hex wrenches
- Bushing pullers
- Digital calipers
- Lens clocks
- Screw-holding tweezers
- Contact lens tweezers
- Phillips head screwdrivers
- End piece pliers
- Lens aligning pliers
- Laptop computers
- Cold-bend pliers
- Half-round files
- Snellen eye charts
- Hollow snipe pliers
- Optometric lensometers
- Lens files
- Credit card processing machines
- Straight screwdrivers
- Bracing pliers
- Angling pliers
- Nose pad adjusting pliers
- Snipe nose pliers
- Lens analyzers
- Optical screwdrivers
- Cash registers
- Dial calipers
- Contact lens thickness gauges
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- Microsoft Office
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- Diversified Ophthalmics Practice Maximus
- Insight Software My Vision Express
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- Intuit QuickBooks
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