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Ophthalmic Opticians

Ophthalmic opticians test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.

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About this Career

£36,782

Average salary

New workers start around £16,616.04. Normal pay is £36,782 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £82,428.33.

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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

  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.
  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Prescribes, supplies and fits appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
58
Writing
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Critical Thinking
57
Speaking
55
Monitoring
51
Active Learning
51
Learning Strategies
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Mathematics
39
Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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