Dispensing Opticians: fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists.
Dispensing opticians measure clients’ eyes, including the distance between the centers of the pupils and the distance between the ocular surface and the lens. For customers without prescriptions, dispensing opticians may use a focimeter to record eyeglass measurements in order to duplicate the eyeglasses.
Optometric technicians-Paraoptometrics: an optometric technician works under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist and performs patient pre-testing such as visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, pupil testing, pressure inside the eye, corneal curvature, peripheral vision and blood pressure.
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist: Rehabilitation therapists help adults and seniors increase their skills in home management, daily living skills, recreation and leisure activities, and communication. Vision rehabilitation therapists are experts in modifying the environment to meet the individual needs of the person with a visual impairment.
Vision Care Technologist & Certified Contact Lens Practitioner
Vision care technologists assist specialists of optometry, ophthalmology, and opticianry to provide a full scope of vision care.A career in vision care is an extremely rewarding health care profession. As a vision care professional, you will be assisting others in one of life’s most precious gifts, the ability to see. The vision care technologist must be very personable, comfortable with cutting edge technology and appreciative of the professionalism of a medical setting.