Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician

Starting Salary

$23,935
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$31,617
NC Triangle area
35
% Some college, no degree
26
% High school diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook

+25%
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

13
NC Triangle area
Ophthalmic lab technicians are meticulous specialists who cut, grind, and polish precision optical elements such as contact and eyeglass lenses. They inspect lens blanks for flaws and smoothness, repair broken pieces, and assemble eyeglass frames.

Students interested in this aspect of eye care can learn more about the occupation through the ʿⱦapp Opticianry program, which provides classroom and distance learning, lab work, and clinical training.