Will “Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO)” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
71% Chance of Automation
“Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO)” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #391 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is 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
- Dispensing Optician
- Contact Lens Technician
- Certified Optician
- Optician Apprentice
- Optical Manager
- Optical Dispenser
- Optical Assistant
- Licensed Optical Dispenser
- Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO)
- Eyeglass Fitter
- Dispensing Optician Apprentice
- Dispensing and Measuring Optician
- Contact Lens Fitter
Tasks for “Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO)”
- Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.
- Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands.
- Instruct clients in how to wear and care for eyeglasses.
- Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses.
- Fabricate lenses to meet prescription specifications.
- Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
- Obtain a customer's previous record, or verify a prescription with the examining optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
- Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' vocational and avocational visual requirements.
- Show customers how to insert, remove, and care for their contact lenses.
- Supervise the training of student opticians.
- Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
- Grind lens edges, or apply coatings to lenses.
- Order and purchase frames and lenses.
- Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
- Arrange and maintain displays of optical merchandise.
- Repair damaged frames.
- Assemble eyeglasses by cutting and edging lenses, and fitting the lenses into frames.
- Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
- Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
- Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.
Related Technology & Tools
- Screw-holding tweezers
- Cold-bend pliers
- Half-round files
- Lens clocks
- Snipe nose pliers
- Digital pupilometers
- Lens analyzers
- Chain nose pliers
- Straight screwdrivers
- Bracing pliers
- Lens aligning pliers
- Dial calipers
- Millimeter rules
- Optical cutting pliers
- Snellen eye charts
- Hollow snipe pliers
- Personal computers
- Nose pad adjusting pliers
- Desktop computers
- End piece pliers
- Frame warmers
- Contact lens tweezers
- Flat nose pliers
- Angling pliers
- Optometric lensometers
- Cash registers
- Bushing pullers
- Phillips head screwdrivers
- Hex wrenches
- Digital calipers
- Laptop computers
- Contact lens thickness gauges
- Credit card processing machines
- Lens files
- Optical screwdrivers
- Pickup screwdrivers
- Compulink Eyecare Advantage
- Microsoft Word
- OfficeMate Software Solutions OfficeMate
- EMRlogic Systems ENTERPRISE Visions
- Microsoft Excel
- Specialist Data Solutions OctoPlus
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- EZ-Zone Optizone Enterprise
- Microsoft Office
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