What does an Optician II do?

Opticians help patients to fit eyeglasses and contact lenses prescribed by ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also assist patients when deciding which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to purchase. They receive customer prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses and conduct relevant measurements of eyes and faces. They help patients choose special eyeglass frames and lens treatments including occupational use for sports, tinted lenses, or anti-reflective coatings.

Opticians create work orders for ophthalmologist laboratory technicians and provide information about the requested lenses. They adjust eyewear to ensure it is a suitable fit and repair or replace broken eyeglass frames. They educate patients about eyewear and show them how to care for it. They perform business tasks including maintaining sales records, keeping track of customer prescriptions, and ordering and maintaining inventory. Opticians need a high school diploma or equivalent and technical instruction and state certification.

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EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Optician II Salaries

Average Base Pay

$31,980 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $32K
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Optician II Career Path

Learn how to become an Optician II, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Optician II
Lead Optician
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Optician II Insights

Read what Optician II professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Jul 30, 2019

“Walmart pay is decent and you also get a share in your stores profit which is nice.”

Boots OpticiansBoots Opticians
Optical Consultant
Feb 9, 2020

“12. Make you feel guilty for having a sick day when you are genuinely ill”

Warby ParkerWarby Parker
Licensed Optical Manager
Jul 11, 2021

“The best part is there is no stress and I always feel appreciated and valued.”

America's Best Contacts & EyeglassesAmerica's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Dec 3, 2020

“For a college student the pay is really good and I like the job part.”

Nov 8, 2020

“I enjoy being able to work for them and I feel great knowing that I am giving my customers a great deal.”

National VisionNational Vision
Optical Assistant%2FApprentice Optician
Jun 30, 2021

“I enjoy helping patients and I enjoy learning so it is an opportunity for both.”

VSP Optics GroupVSP Optics Group
Optical Technician
Jan 24, 2021

“six 10 hour day work weeks are good for pay because they pay you under minimum wage.”

National VisionNational Vision
Licensed Optician Manager
Dec 14, 2020

“Great company with one mission which is to help our patients see clearly with affordable eye care.”

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