How to Hire a Optician

Does your growing business need an optician? Opticians are the patient’s consultant in choosing the best glasses suiting their needs after reviewing the prescriptions of optometrists. Their primary responsibilities include help in selecting the right eye-wear, repair the broken glass and educate the patients on how to care for their glasses to ensure longevity.

Here are some tips to help you find great optician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.26 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$30.25 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Optician?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Optician hire can help your business:

• Carefully review Optometrist’s prescriptions to understand the exact requirement and guide the patients to choose the right eye-wear as per their budget
• Educate patients on different lens options by explaining the pros and cons of each one and help them to make an informed choice
• Ensure customer satisfaction and achieve sales target at the same time along with managing inventories and taking care of other operational stuff

Skills to look for in a great Optician

Great Opticians keep the customers as their top priority. They educate them with the right suggestions and help them to choose the eye-wear based on their exact need

• Bachelor’s degree is a plus
• Over three years of experience in dealing with various corrective lenses
• Certification as a dispensing Optician is an added advantage
• Working knowledge of lensometers and other related equipment
• Proven experience in handling contact lenses and different types of eye wears
• Excellent customer service skills with the consultative mindset

Writing an Optician job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Optician candidates. An Optician job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Optician jobs, such as:

• Optician
• Optician (2 years’ Experience)
• Optician (ABO certified )

Interviewing Optician candidates

Hiring an efficient Optician will ensure the success of your eye-wear business. Therefore, the interview process should be designed to test the skill set and customer service skills of the shortlisted candidates.

• Experience in handling contact lenses and understanding of different eye wears
• Important considerations before selecting the right eye-wear
• How have they educated the customers on the corrective lens choices and helped them make an informed decision?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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