Optician Job Description

Opticians make eyeglasses, sell eyeglasses, repair eyeglasses and adjust eyeglasses. They work for themselves, in retail stores, and in doctor’s offices. Opticians often work with other eye care professionals (ECPs) and some opticians fit and dispense contact lenses.

The primary job of an optician is to bring money in to a practice by making eyewear, being competent, knowledgeable and by offering appropriate products. Contrary to what you will read elsewhere opticians are not part of healthcare.

Routine Daily Activities of an Optician in Running a Store or Practice:
No list can ever cover all the possibilities, but do not be surprised if your daily life includes:

  • Answering phones
  • Paying bills
  • Filing
  • Vacuuming
  • Making appointments
  • Sweeping
  • Cleaning windows and mirrors
  • Cleaning the bathrooms
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Fixing things

If you think that you will be above these things because you are an optician, then you are sadly mistaken. These are just things that everyone must do to make a business run efficiently and look its best.
Never forget, the dispensary is a direct reflection of you.