Ophthalmic laboratory technicians use specialized equipment to produce and clean eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other optical components.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. Some organizations may require that students complete a program related to ophthalmic laboratory technology. These programs are typically offered through colleges.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Typically, ophthalmic laboratory technicians work for medical equipment and supply manufacturing organizations as well as individual stores that sell eyeglasses and contact lenses.
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