Projected job openings through 2028
Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' vocational and avocational visual requirements.
Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.
Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.
Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands.
Show customers how to insert, remove, and care for their contact lenses.
Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses.
Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Sales and Marketing
Administration and Management