Opticians are highly skilled eye care professionals who undergo rigorous and extensive training. They design and dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids, and prosthetic ocular devices for customers. They assist with frame selection and manage clinic offices and may perform diagnostic tests.Explore this career outside the military
Opticians normally work in optometric clinics.
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Opticians in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Opticians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Preparing and fitting glasses and contact lensesVision testingMaintenance of optometric instrumentsPatient careKnowledge of ophthalmic optics, ocular anatomy, and physiologyComprehension of optical laboratory supply and administrationUnderstanding of optical laboratory proceduresRead More
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