Optician Job Description

Optician Job Description

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Optician provides optical service to customers as required by State law and demonstrates a high degree of professionalism.

Optician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective optician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included optician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Returning and tracking returns for store inventory (frames, contact, accessories)
Assist in daily mobile eye clinic tasks
Learn and use the latest dispensing technology, Visioffice, VisionWeb, for ordering purposes
Demonstrate an image of excellence, professionalism, and customer service
Perform duties for complete eye exam (auto-refraction, reading glasses, lensometer, visual field, blood pressure)
Ophthalmologist or optometrist
Occupation, lifestyle and facial features affect his or her eyewear needs
Accurately and efficiently schedule and register patients utilizing the electronic health record
Ensure flawless accuracy in taking and recording measurements and adjusting and fitting eyewear
Verify that our finished eyewear meets our optical standards customers’ requirements and requests

Optician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Optician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ABO, NCLE, JCAHPO

Education for Optician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the optician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Associates, Law, Education, Management, Technical, Department of Education, Reading, Patient Care, Business, Communication

Skills for Optician

Desired skills for optician include:

Current store merchandise
Current optical theory and merchandise
Current store merchandise assortment and use of Inventory management systems
Optical products and business practices
Current optical theory and practices
Current sales and promotions policies regarding payment
Third-party plans and claims

Desired experience for optician includes:

Demonstrate exceptional product knowledge and accurately describe the features and benefits of various lenses and frames to our customers
Instruct patients in adapting to, wearing of, and caring for eyewear
Knowledge of the different brands of lenses and lens materials currently available willingness to keep current with new lens technologies is needed
Measure customer's eyes, including pupillary and vertex distance making all required measurements for bifocals, trifocals or progressive addition lenses
Possesses knowledge of retail and technology

Optician Examples


Optician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of optician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for optician
  • Communicate with school staff and parents/guardians after exams
  • Assist with equipment
  • Must be able to learn to fit all types of eye-wear including progressive multi-focal lenses
  • Prepare and submit all daily sales reports and deposits
  • Interprets prescriptions written by Optometrists or Ophthalmologists and prepares orders for optometry lab
  • Provides courteous, professional optical dispensing of glasses and contact lens to patients
  • Analyzes patient eyeglass prescription
  • Final inspection of all lab jobs
  • Manages the frame board to maintain the highest selling product and remove outdated or discontinued items
  • Maintains and files daily and weekly reports for locations as needed
Qualifications for optician
  • Minimum of four years experience performing work related to optical activities and associated general clerical duties
  • American Board of Opticianary Certification and a minimum of two-years, full-time Optical Department experience
  • Two years optometry/ophthalmology office experienced preferred
  • Maintain license, as required by state
  • Strong selling skills, aimed at meeting both the store’s and self-sales targets, by following company policies
  • Able to give instruction in a clear and concise manner to customers

Optician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of optician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for optician
  • Fills ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions specified by the MD or OD and makes final adjustments to the eyewear to the satisfaction of the patient
  • Measures patient's bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, papillary distance, and optical centers of eyes using a millimeter rule and light reflex pupillometer
  • Assists patients in selecting frames according to style, color, coordinating frames with facial and eye measurements and ophthalmic prescription
  • Prepares work orders which may include instructions for grinding, coating and fabricating eyeglasses
  • Maintains retail inventory which involves meeting with sales representatives, ordering frames, lenses and other supplies
  • Participates in trunk shows throughout the University in conjunction with Marketing and special sale events at selected University locations
  • May fit and dispense contact lenses
  • Interpretation of prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists
  • Helping clients select eyeglass and lens treatments including tints and coatings
  • Creating work orders for lab technicians to ensure delivery of the proper lenses
Qualifications for optician
  • In some locations, bilingual abilities desired
  • Obtain/Maintain license, as required by state
  • Able to work and interact effectively within a host store environment, adhering to and promoting all host store policies, procedures and regulations
  • Graduate of technical school specializing in optician training or equivalent job-related experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience as an optician
  • Optician certification preferred

Optician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an optician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for optician
  • Repairing broken frames
  • Educating clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care
  • Keeping track of orders, prescriptions and inventory
  • Upon completing a sale the optician is also responsible for ordering the lenses from the lab and filing any insurance claims
  • Final inspection of all lab work must be done by this person prior to notifying the patient that their order is ready
  • Meeting monthly with the Optician Supervisor
  • Attending required training and mandatory meetings, including travel to East Baltimore
  • Completing training program to have a general knowledge of adjusting and repairing frames
  • Prepare and submit all daily sales reports and deposits to Wilmer Administration with in a timely fashion
  • Process all invoices for payment through Wilmer administration
Qualifications for optician
  • Completion of a postsecondary program in related field, preferred
  • 5+ years experience working as an apprentice/Optician
  • High school graduate and two (2) years experience working as an optician required
  • Lensometer
  • 3 – 5 years experience as a dispensing optician or related experience from an optical lab setting
  • Working knowledge of optics and lenses

Optician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of optician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for optician
  • Have a further understanding that you may be assigned other duties not contained herein
  • Provide courteous, professional optical dispensing of glasses and contact lens to patients
  • Maintain strong working relationship with your store team & Head Office
  • Take measurements, fit, adjust, repair & dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses & specialty eyewear, based on province
  • Order & receive product
  • Prescription interpretation
  • Lifestyle/needs determination
  • Communication with physician, insurance, authorization, pricing and payment conversation
  • Image & appearance consultation
  • Trouble shooting & recommendation
Qualifications for optician
  • Minimum of two years full time Optical Department experience
  • American Board of Opticianary certification preferred
  • One year of retail experience required
  • ABO certification is strongly preferred
  • ABO certification is required after two years of service
  • Must maintain certification throughout duration of employment

Optician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an optician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for optician
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with optical labs, finish laboratories and suppliers for the purpose of purchasing inventory, collecting equipment/product information or resolving equipment/product problems
  • Attends Optician vendor shows, exhibitions and trade shows as needed for the purpose of keeping abreast of new ophthalmic retail trends and purchasing supplies
  • Leader in the location that sets the tone for customer service
  • Serves as a center of excellence
  • Strives to achieve exceptional results that align with brand priorities
  • Takes personal ownership to achieve personal and store results
  • Serves as a role model for development and a technical resource for all
  • Shows customers where to pick-up their glasses upon return to the store
  • Maintains safe working environment for all associates/customers
  • Demonstrates safe work practices including the wearing of personal protection equipment in the lab
Qualifications for optician
  • ABOC Mandatory after 2 years of service
  • ABOC
  • High school graduate and minimum three (3) years experience working as an optician required
  • Contact lenses experience preferred
  • Front and back office duties preferred
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people

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