Shelby Gatewood Jr.
20 July, 2015
Career of an Optician
One may ask what exactly is an optician and what do they do. I hear it very often. Opticians dispense and help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses as well. In their job, they receive customer’s prescription for glasses and contacts. Opticians measure the pupillary distance (distance between the pupils of the eye). They help customers choose different types of lenses such as polycarbonate, or hi-index, Anti-reflective, and transitions. They as opticians also help pick out frames depending on your daily activities and usage of your frames. Opticians are now and have been for a long time a basic necessity for the optical society. Over 168.5 million people in the United States of America wear glasses or contact lenses. Which means 75% of the adult population of the United States of America has been in contact with an optician.
An opticians work environment is a vital workplace. Opticians should keep a clean, neat, and orderly place of business. There are many industries that employ dispensing opticians. The industry is May 2012:
Health and personal care stores
Offices of physicians
Offices of optometrists
General merchandise stores
There are some optical shops that sell all kinds of optical goods such as, eyeglasses, contact lenses, visual aids, and other optical accessories. These kind of businesses are usually stand-alone businesses or part of a large corporation such as Lenscrafters or Target Optical.
The average optician does not work a typical nine to five job. Large corporations usually are open the same times as the buildings they are surrounded by such as malls, or strip malls. They typically open ten to 9. Privately owned doctor offices or optical shops can choose when to open. Many of them will open earlier and also close earlier as well. When you work for larger corporations you typically work late night,...