Designs, measures, fits, and adapts lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assists client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assists client with selecting frames, measuring for size of eyeglasses and coordinating frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepares work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames and verifies exactness of finished product. Adjusts frame and lens position to fit client, shaping or reshaping frames as necessary. Includes contact lens opticians.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway.
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