U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing
Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
Illustrative examples: Eyeglass Fitter,
Contact Lens Fitter
Broad Occupation: 29-2080 Opticians, Dispensing
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010