- A specialized practitioner, who designs, fits and dispenses lenses for the correction of a person’s vision.
- Determines the specification of various ophthalmic appliances that will give the necessary correction of a person’s vision.
- Some registered or licensed opticians also design and fit special appliances to correct cosmetic, traumatic or anatomical defects.
- Other registered or licensed Opticians manufacture lenses to their own specifications and design and manufacture spectacle frames and other devices.
Field of work
- Opticians may work in any variety of settings such as joint practice, hospitals, eye care centres or retail stores.
- Registered opticians have to meet standards of practice and training, commit to on-going education, hold professional liability insurance and are held to these standards by their respective regulating bodies.
- Knowledge of physics, basic anatomy, algebra and trigonometry as well as experience with computers is particularly valuable.
- Instruction in optical mathematics, optical physics and the use of precision measuring instruments and other machinery and tools.
- Persons who want to pursue a career as optician in Denmark need to send an application request to Danish Health and Medicines Authority.
- The Authority assesses whether the educational qualification of the applicant is essentially equivalent to the corresponding Danish education.
- If confirmed, the Authority intimates about their decision on the candidate’s application request.
The average salary of an optician in US dollars is $35,000.