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Career and Education Opportunities for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

In general, ophthalmic laboratory technicians cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. They also assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements.

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STATES WITH Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians mount and secure lens blanks or optical lenses in holding tools or chucks of cutting or coating machines. Finally, ophthalmic laboratory technicians set dials and start machines to polish lenses, or hold lenses against rotating wheels so as to polish them manually.

Every day, ophthalmic laboratory technicians are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.