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Opticians normally work in optometric clinics.

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Opticians are highly skilled eye care professionals who undergo rigorous and extensive training. They design and dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids, and prosthetic ocular devices for customers. They also assist with frame selection and manage clinic offices.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Opticians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

Related Civilian Careers

  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians, Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, Opticians, Dispensing