What Is an Optician?
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What Is an Optician?

An optician is a skilled individual trained
to help you select your eyeglass frames and make sure all your lens options and measurements
reflect what has been prescribed by your eye doctor. Opticians are also able to sell contact lenses
with a valid doctor’s prescription. While some opticians obtain their skills through
on the job training, many states require their opticians to become licensed dispensing opticians
(LDOs) where they’re required to pass a series of exams based off specialized education
or extensive experience. It’s easiest to think of them as your eyeglass
specialists. For example, if you were looking to buy new,
trendy frames or discuss lens options, you could see an optician.

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