3254-Dispensing opticians

Job Title: 

Dispensing opticians

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.


Tasks include

  • examining and taking facial and eye measurements of clients for fitting of eyeglasses and other optical devices
  • 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
  • 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
  • verifying exactness of finished optical appliances and devices to the original prescription and fit of clients.
Specific Occupations: 

Optician, dispensing/ Dispenser, optical

Optician, contact lens

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Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2175