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Dispensing Opticians

Dispensing opticians supply, fit and service spectacles, contact lenses and other optical aids in accordance with a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

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About this Career

£23,671

Average salary

New workers start around £9,645.50. Normal pay is £23,671 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,018.62.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Fits spectacles and advises patient on lens care and any other difficulties likely to be experienced.
  • Ensures that completed spectacles conform to specification and fit the patient correctly and comfortably.
  • Prepares detailed instructions for workshop.
  • Advises patient on lens type and choice of spectacle frames.
  • Interprets prescription and measures patient.

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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