Opticians - Emploi d'avenir

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Adjust glasses or contact lenses, help clients choose a frame, arrange for the production of glasses or contact lenses, and attach lenses to frames.
Your dexterity and meticulousness are among the qualities sought, as are your interpersonal skills and your ability to work with the public. Your interests range from fashion to health and science.

 
Average salary23$ / hour
 

Description

Opticians fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames. They are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed. Student opticians and opticians who are managers of optical retail outlets are included in this unit group.

Main tasks

  • Obtain specifications for eyeglasses or contact lenses from a prescription prepared by an ophthalmologist or optometrist or by analyzing the client's eyeglasses or contact lenses and by measuring client's eye curvature, pupillary distance and bridge width, using optical measuring devices
  • Assist clients in selecting eyeglasses by advising on lens materials, frames, tints and anti-reflection coating
  • Advise on use and care of contact lenses
  • Arrange for grinding and polishing of lenses or grind and polish lenses
  • Cut and edge lenses and fit lenses into frames
  • Adjust finished eyeglasses to fit client
  • May supervise or manage the activities of other opticians or student opticians.

Training

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

Techniques d'orthèses visuelles

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Grande région de Québec

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