What does a Trainee Optical Consultant do?

Opticians help patients to fit eyeglasses and contact lenses prescribed by ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also assist patients when deciding which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to purchase. They receive customer prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses and conduct relevant measurements of eyes and faces. They help patients choose special eyeglass frames and lens treatments including occupational use for sports, tinted lenses, or anti-reflective coatings.

Opticians create work orders for ophthalmologist laboratory technicians and provide information about the requested lenses. They adjust eyewear to ensure it is a suitable fit and repair or replace broken eyeglass frames. They educate patients about eyewear and show them how to care for it. They perform business tasks including maintaining sales records, keeping track of customer prescriptions, and ordering and maintaining inventory. Opticians need a high school diploma or equivalent and technical instruction and state certification.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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30 Jul 2019

“Walmart pay is decent and you also get a share in your stores profit which is nice.”

Boots OpticiansBoots Opticians
Optical Consultant
9 Feb 2020

“12. Make you feel guilty for having a sick day when you are genuinely ill”

Warby ParkerWarby Parker
Licensed Optical Manager
11 Jul 2021

“The best part is there is no stress and I always feel appreciated and valued.”

America's Best Contacts & EyeglassesAmerica's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
3 Dec 2020

“For a college student the pay is really good and I like the job part.”

8 Nov 2020

“I enjoy being able to work for them and I feel great knowing that I am giving my customers a great deal.”

National VisionNational Vision
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30 Jun 2021

“I enjoy helping patients and I enjoy learning so it is an opportunity for both.”

VSP Optics GroupVSP Optics Group
Optical Technician
24 Jan 2021

“six 10 hour day work weeks are good for pay because they pay you under minimum wage.”

National VisionNational Vision
Licensed Optician Manager
14 Dec 2020

“Great company with one mission which is to help our patients see clearly with affordable eye care.”

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