$12.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,800

Commission

$4,789

An Optician at Visionworks with Sales skills earns an average wage of $12.43 per hour.

$9.84 - $20.17
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Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $20.17
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $3,800
Commission $1,010 - $9,123
Total Pay (?
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$21,170 - $46,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Job Description for Optician

Opticians assist customers who require vision tests, prescriptions, repairs, and, in some cases, minor eye surgery; essentially, they helps customers determine which prescription they require and assist with any other questions or needs that they may have. Opticians use a piece of equipment called an phoropter to measure the depth of vision that each customer has, and then they are able to determine exactly which prescription the customer needs. Other equipment is also used, including a tonometer, which injects a small amount of air pressure into the eyeball to test for glaucoma. All opticians should be familiar with this equipment, and some may also be able to operate laser surgery machines for outpatient correction procedures.

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Optician 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.

Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 11%