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Located in Du Quoin, IL

Salary: 12-13$/hr.

Opticians usually work as part of a team of eye care professionals that includes Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. Their customers are people who have had an eye exam and received a prescription for corrective lenses. Opticians need to have a thorough understanding of the different types of optical aids available, and their duties usually include:

Optician Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting the results of eye examinations, using prescriptions written by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
  • Advising patients on frame weights, materials, styles and colors
  • Recommending lenses, coatings and frames to suit customers’ needs
  • Measuring customers to determine suitable types and styles of frames
  • Adjusting frames so they fit properly
  • Preparing orders for glasses and contact lenses by checking prescriptions, lens thickness and other specifications
  • Making sure that orders for glasses and contact lenses have been processed accurately

Optician Requirements:

  • Training and certification in fitting contact lenses 
  • Excellent attention to detail, particularly for interpreting prescriptions and checking lenses
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain technical information clearly to customers
  • Familiarity with optical products
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team

Express Office: Carbondale
1301 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
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