Opticians help to improve and correct an individual's vision according to prescriptions provided by a specialised doctor in ophthalmology or an optometrist. They fit spectacle lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to the specifications of both the individual and the prescription. Opticians do not test patients vision nor write prescriptions for visual correction. Their scope of practice varies according to national regulations.

Alternative label

  • spectacle dispensing optician

  • corrective lens dispenser

  • dispensing optician

  • optician expert

  • contact lens optician

  • expert optician

  • qualified optician

  • contact lens specialist