Optical technicians serve a vital role in helping people see more clearly. In this role, you may ultimately be responsible for filling optical prescriptions and helping a patient select the optimal eyewear for them. It is the optical technician's job to accurately read prescriptions, and then select the type of glass or plastic lens needed to improve the patient's eyesight. These technicians may also work with machines, such as a lens grinder and a finishing appliance, to perfect the lenses before examining them, fitting them precisely to the eyeglass frames, and delivering them to the patient.
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