Opticians, Dispensing


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.
Also called: Dispensing Optician, Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO), Licensed Optician, Optician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • First Insight MaximEyes
  • Specialist Data Solutions OctoPlus
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
Advertisements

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Thank you for commenting. Please leave constructive comments, respect other people’s opinions, and stay on topic.