The licensed dispensing optician fits contact lens and eyeglasses for patients. Their primary responsibility is dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses, accurately following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists. The licensed dispensing optician works with patients to select eyeglass frames or contact lenses, and then prepares the work order for the ophthalmic laboratory technician, ensuring information on the size, material, color, and style of glasses is correct. After glasses are received from lab, the licensed dispensing optician works with patient to make adjustments by reshaping or bending frame using hands or pliers, as well as educates patients about proper care and wearing.
Licensed Dispensing Optician Tasks
Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.
Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.