LES Recruiting Services - Philadelphia, PA
Posted: February 15, 2020

A Philadelphia eye care clinic is looking to add an experienced part time Optician to their team! This will be weekend, per diem work.

Primary Function

Under the supervision of the Optical Shop Manager, the Optician is responsible for fitting patients with eyeglasses. Additionally, the optician administers, analyzes, and interprets the prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists; will take eye measurements to insure proper lens placement in the eyeglass frame, and verifies the accuracy of the finished product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent customer service through exercising knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Measures patients’ bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of the eyes using measuring devices.
  • Verifies that finished lenses are ground to specifications. 
  • Prepares work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Assists patients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Maintains record of patient prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping. 
  • Maintains merchandise and presentation int the optical area by stocking and rotating merchandise, removing damaged or out-of-date goods, setting up, cleaning, and organizing product displays. 
  • Recommends specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to provide patients his/her best visual outcomes based upon prescription written.
  • Sells good such as spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.
  • Adjusts eyeglasses to fit clients using pliers and hands.
  • Evaluates prescription in conjunction with clients’ vocational and avocational visual requirements.
  • Repairs damaged product as necessary.
  • Maintains high standards of clinical hygiene at all times. 
  • Respects and protects the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy and discloses information only for professional purposes which are in the patients’ best interest with full consideration of their legal rights.
  • Demonstrates initiative in continuously improving personal knowledge, skills, and work experience and in improving departmental functioning.
  • Formulates and maintains effective working relationships with peers and management and functions as an effective team member.
  • Receives construcitve feedback in a positive, self-development manner, and is receptive and approachable. 
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Educational requirements:

Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from 2-year college or technical school; 3 years apprenticeship on-the-job training or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Requires American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification within 12 months of hire into the position. 


Minimum 2 years related experience.

Working Conditions:

Works in a clean, well-lit, and ventilated work area. 

Physical Requirements:

Walking and standing; stooping, bending, balancing, and sitting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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