Minimum Degree/Diploma in Optometry

Minimum experience of 1 to 3 years in optical industry

The tasks an Optician, Contact Lens is expected to perform include:

Examining customer's eyes and fitting contact lenses to prescription specifications

Measuring height and width of eyes and diameter of cornea using millimetre rule

Examining eyelid surface for presence of irregularities

Determining base curve of cornea using Keratometer

Converting optical prescription into terms applicable to contact lenses

Positioning trial lenses on patient's eyes to determine adaptability and wearer discomfort

Explaining procedures for installing, removing and cleaning lenses

Grinding finished lenses to fit wearer

Examining eyes and prescribing lens and subnormal vision devices if required

In-depth knowledge of eye testing procedures

Skilled in working with instruments like Keratometer, etc.

In-depth knowledge of contact lenses and their specifications

Proficient in fitting lenses to prescribed specifications and according to the customerscomfort

Familiar with the precautions neededtobetakenwhilehandlinglenses

Not required

Excellent communication skills

Good interpersonal skills



Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need nothandlea team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is notlisted as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR9,000 toINR35,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview ofHealthcare Sector in India

According to CII, in India as well, Healthcare has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of aroundUS$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP and offering employment to around 4 million people. By 2025, Indian population will reach 1.4 billion with about 45% constituting urban adults (15 years+). To cater to this demographic change, the healthcare sector will have to be aboutUS$100 billion in size contributing nearly 8 to 10% of the then GDP.Medical tourism market is valued to be worth overUS$310 million withmore than 100,000foreign patients coming every year.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

According to a report published by WHO there is a lack of awareness regarding impaired vision in India. With growing awareness, job opportunities will also increase for Optician, Contact Lens.


Glasses or lens stores

Eye clinics

Cities and towns across India