Optician Job at HORIZON EYE CARE, Huntersville, NC

  • Huntersville, NC

Job Description

Job Details


Job Location
Huntersville1 - Huntersville, NC

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School Diploma / GED

Travel Percentage
Up to 50%

Job Shift

Job Category
Health Care


Assists individual patients throughout the eyeglasses selection and dispensing, while providing excellent customer service. This includes assisting with proper frame selection and lens selection, using lifestyle techniques, educating the patient on all lens options and ensuring glasses are prepared correctly before releasing to the patient.

  • Determines patients' current lens prescriptions using lensometers or lens analyzers.
  • Interprets prescriptions written by the physician.
  • Educates patients on the best lens options that fit their needs.
  • Assists patients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Recommends specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs using Lifestyle techniques.
  • Takes accurate pupillary distances and segment height measurements.
  • Measures patients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using Pupilometers and Rulers.
  • Prepares work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Verifies that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
  • Adjusts and repairs eyeglasses using appropriate Optical tools and heat, to ensure a proper fit.
  • Enters optical sales into Optik, VisionWeb, and insurance websites.
  • Processes insurances at time of optical sale.
  • Keeps frame boards and displays clean and organized.
  • Notifies patients when glasses are ready for pick-up.
  • Conducts final inspection of eyeglasses when they arrive from the lab to ensure they meet ANSI standards.
  • Instructs patients in how to wear and care for eyeglasses at time of dispense.
  • Performs administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales and submitting patient insurance information.
  • Troubleshoots prescription problems.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing internally to Horizon employees, doctors, and patients as well as external business partners where applicable. Internally, builds and maintains relationships with Horizon employees (inside and outside of department) and doctors. Maintains external relationships where required.
While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, this is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of tasks and working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., changes in personnel, workload, or technological developments) based on business need.


Minimum Qualifications:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. At least one year of experience
  3. NC Optician License (not required)

Job Tags

Full time, Shift work,

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