Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician

Starting Salary

NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

NC Triangle area
% Some college, no degree
% High school diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook

NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

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 Durham Tech Opticianry program, which provides classroom and distance learning, lab work, and clinical training.