The average rate for an Optician, Dispensing is $13.29 per hour.

$11.00 - $16.25
$13
MEDIAN: $13.00
50%

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Job Description for Optician, Dispensing

A dispensing optician usually works at an eye care store. The store will usually offer eye exams, so that the type of eyewear a client needs can be understood. However, the optician will also accept prescriptions obtained by ophthalmologists, in order to create lenses that are well-fitted to the patient’s vision. Usually, the optician will offer contact lenses, glasses, and spectacles.

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Optician, Dispensing Tasks

  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Optician, Dispensing

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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