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Optician Vision Care Healthcare
 
Description    
Opticians order, prepare and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for patients, based on a prescription from an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Opticians grind lenses and shape them to fit an eyeglass frame and adjust the finished product to the customer. They help their customers select the best eyewear in terms of comfort, usefulness, and appearance. Opticians also repair eyewear and replace lost or damaged lenses or parts.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$22,000-$44,000 Two-year accredited AA/AAS degree and 6 months internship required for eligibility for state and national licensing exams
     
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