Opticians are skilled technicians who fill optical prescriptions
and fit people with glasses or contact lenses. Opticians, unlike
ophthalmologists and optometrists, are not licensed to test vision, write
medicine prescriptions, or diagnose or treat eye diseases.
Fill prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact
Help people select appropriate glasses.
lenses into eyeglass frames.
Adjust eyeglass frames for comfort and
proper lens position.
Clean and polish contact lenses.
An optician may complete a training program or an
Some states do not require a person to complete a
program to be licensed as an optician.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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