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Opticians, Dispensing

Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 2.6%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 529
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $21.47 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $44,720 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
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