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National Occupation Code (NOC): 3231

Opticians fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames. They are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed. Student opticians and opticians who are managers of optical retail outlets are included in this unit group.

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Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Optician
  • Contact Lens Dispenser
  • Contact Lens Fitter
  • Contact Lens Practitioner
  • Contact Lens Technician
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Dispensing Optician Student
  • Eyeglasses Fitter
  • Eyeglasses Frame Fitter
  • Intern Optician
  • Licensed Contact Lens Practitioner
  • Licensed Dispensing Optician
  • Licensed Optician
  • Managing Optician
  • Ophthalmic Device Dispenser
  • Ophthalmic Dispenser
  • Optical Device Dispenser
  • Optical Dispensing Manager
  • Optical Frame Fitter
  • Optician
  • Optometric Dispenser
  • Spectacle Frame Fitter
  • Student Optician
  • Visual Orthesis Technician
  • Visual Orthotic Device Technician
  • Contact Lens Fitter
  • Contact Lens Technician
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Ophthalmic Dispenser
  • Optician

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