Optical Technician

Location: Auburn, AL

Join our team now and become part of a leading eye care provider in Auburn, AL!

We are currently seeking an Optical Technician to provide exceptional service to our customers. As an Optical Technician, you will be responsible for recommending and fitting eyewear, taking measurements, and ensuring customers properly care for their glasses or contact lenses.

Primary responsibilities include communicating with other eye care professionals to receive prescriptions and send them to Laboratory Technicians, providing customers with sample frames to fit their prescriptions, and maintaining accurate customer data regarding their current or updated prescriptions.

  • Obtaining patient prescriptions from optometrists and ophthalmologists.
  • Taking customer information and measurements of the ocular area.
  • Recommending frames or contact lenses that suit the customer's style, face, and specifications.
  • Adjusting and fitting frames according to the prescriptions and customer's specifications, as well as to suit the customer's face.
  • Preparing work orders for the optical technicians to use to manufacture the lenses.
  • Using specialized equipment, such as calipers, lensometers, and lens gauges.
  • Keeping inventory on frames and contact lenses to ensure product variety and customer satisfaction.
  • Repairing broken frames.
  • Educating customers on how to wear and maintain glasses and contact lenses.
  • Performing administrative duties, such as managing prescriptions, customer records, and insurance.
Qualifications:
  • An associate's degree or certification in opticianry.
  • At least 5 years of experience required.
  • A state license or certification to practice as an optician.
  • The ability to operate specialized equipment.
  • Excellent customer service and sales ability.
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