Precision Eye Wear with a Fashion Flair
An optician fits eyeglasses and, in some states, contact lenses. They analyze and interpret prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists to determine which type of eyewear is best suited to the customer’s lifestyle and visual needs.
The optician takes measurements to insure proper lens placement in the eyeglass frame and verifies the accuracy of the finished product. He or she also may manufacture (grind) lenses from raw materials and cut them to fit into the frame.
Opticians may hold an associate opticians degree or may have apprenticed for a required number of hours. In most states that require an optician to be licensed, candidates must pass an examination given by the American Board of Opticians,(ABO). Some states also require that candidates pass a state board exam. Opticians can take the National Contact Lens Examination (NCLE), which in certain states allows them to fit and dispense contact lenses.
Hours - Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - After 4pm and Saturday By Appointment