3254-Dispensing opticians

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Dispensing opticians
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Job Description: 
Dispensing opticians design, fit and dispense optical lenses based on a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist for the correction of reduced visual acuity. They service corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses, low-vision aids and other optical devices.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) examining and taking facial and eye measurements of clients for fitting of eyeglasses and other optical devices
  • (b) providing advice to clients with selection and maintenance of eyeglasses and frames, types of contact lenses and other optical devices for performance, safety, comfort and lifestyle
  • (c) interpreting optical prescriptions and preparing work order for optical laboratory for grinding and mounting of lenses in frames, preparation of contact lenses and other required work
  • (d) verifying exactness of finished optical appliances and devices to the original prescription and fit of clients.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Contact lens optician
- Dispensing optician


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Ophthalmologist - 2212
- Ophthalmic optician - 2267
- Optometrist - 2267
- Orthoptist - 2267

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