Contact lens Technicians may work in independent practice or work under the direction of an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Contact Lens technicians will fill a doctor’s prescription for contact lenses. A patient must obtain a prescription for contact lenses from a physician. Responsibilities of the contact lens technician include: contact lens handling, fitting and follow up care. Contact lens technicians must have computer skills, communication skills, and an understanding of medical -legal implications. The job market for technicians is good with many jobs available on various shifts in private practices, corporate entities and hospitals.
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contact lens technician; Ophthalmic Dispensing; Career Guide
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Dental, Diagnostic & Rehab Svc