Job Description

Extended Job Title
Optician Entry Level

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Position Description
Employees in this classification fill ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions and fit and adapt lenses and frames. Work is performed within established guidelines. Works under only general supervision in all other duties. Employees in this classification normally have no delegated supervisory responsibility.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 50%

Major/Essential Functions
* Evaluates prescription in conjunction with client's vocational and avocational visual requirements. * Determines client's current lens prescription, when necessary, using lensometer or lens analyzer and client's eyeglasses. * Recommends specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs. * Assists client in selecting frames according to style and color, coordinating frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. * Measures client's bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes. * Prepares work order and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses. * Verifies finished lenses are ground to specification. * Heats, shapes, or bends plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit client. * Instructs clients in adapting to, wearing, and caring for eyeglasses. * Sells and fits contact lenses. * Sells optical goods such as binoculars, plano sunglasses, magnifying glasses, and low vision aids. * Repairs damaged frames. * Selects and orders frames for display. * Grinds lens edges or apply coating to lenses. * Computes amount of sale and collects payment for services. * Assists with cleaning and stock Optical Shop.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
7:30 AM to 4:30PM M-F & Must be willing to travel between two store locations

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
  • Other duties as assigned


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education/Experience:+ * Completion of an ophthalmic dispensing optician degree program. OR * At least one year of directly related experience under direct supervision of a Certified Optician.

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