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$30,763 – $44,658
Dispensing opticians fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. They recommend eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings, and measure clients’ eyes. They also obtain a customer records to re-make eyeglasses or contact lenses, or verify prescriptions with optometrists or ophthalmologists.
Dispensing opticians work in medical offices or retail stores.
Dispensing opticians receive training on the job or through apprenticeships lasting two or more years.