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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Cut, grind, or polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other eyewear.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$19.46 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  11.2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Construct customized assistive medical or dental devices.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
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Job Title Examples:

Optical Technician
Surfacing Technican
Lab Technician

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