Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Mar 13, 2019
Apr 12, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:  The basic function of the Optician is to attract and retain patients by delivering an exceptional patient experience, foster patient retention, and promote outstanding doctor satisfaction.


  • Fill ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions, and fit and adapt lenses and frames to include but not limited to the following:
  • Utilize optical prescription in conjunction with the patients’ visual requirements.
  • Recommend specific lenses, and lens coatings to suit patient needs.
  • Assist patients in the selection of frames, and coordinate frames to prescription and patient need.
  • Perform appropriate optical related measurements
  • Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Heat and bend plastic frames or metal frames in order to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands. Repair damage frames.
  • Instruct clients in how to wear and care of eyeglasses.
  • Determine clients’ current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients’ eyeglasses.
  • Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
  • Arrange and maintain displays of optical merchandise.
  • Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years of practical optician experience
  • Ability to provided enthusiastic and concise communication to meet/exceed patient expectations.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • ABO certification, preferred.
  • Computer experience required: Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook
  • Experience with OptiMatix, a plus

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent follow-up skills.
  • Management of multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Positive attitude, mature, conscientious, and accountable

We offer excellent compensation and benefits


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