Optical Dispenser Career

Job Description: 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.

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Optical Dispenser Career

Salary Info

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Opticians, Dispensing

Median Annual Wage

$34,800

Median Hourly Wage

$16.73*

Total Employed Nationally

62,200


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 wage data and 2008-2018 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.