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Work with Atlantic Eye Institute:


Job Title: Optician
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Rotating Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 pm
Reports to: Optical Supervisor
Salary: Competitive salary and benefit package provided. All inquiries are confidential.


  • Sales/service experience
  • Ability to diplomatically deal with the public and a variety of personalities
  • Ability to listen and ascertain why a patient may be experiencing difficulty with their eyewear and resolve the issue once the problem is determined
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as prescriptions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively with patients, colleagues, doctors, and various representatives involved with AEI
  • Ability to calculate figures and amount such as discounts, interest, commission, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively multitask
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must present a professional image
  • Physical requirements include the ability to frequently lift/move 10 pounds
  • Ability to stand, sit, and walk for a long period of time along with occasional stooping, kneeling, and crouching
  • Ability to occasionally lift/move up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to use hands to fit or feel; reach with hands and arms to make proper adjustments
  • Ability to manipulate hot materials to adjust glasses
  • Visual Abilities include near, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to communicable diseases common in a medical practice

The Optical Technician performs a variety of patient care activities including filling ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions, as well as fitting and adapting eyeglasses utilizing the following responsibilities.


  1. Perform all duties required in an accurate, efficient, professional, and confidential manner.
  2. Maintain a high standard of clinical hygiene at all times.
  3. Follow rules and regulations regarding dispensing laws, OnSight Optical’s Procedure Manual, and Atlantic Eye Institute’s Policy Manual.
  4. Perform duties necessary to order, fit, and dispense eyewear including the following:
    • Ability to learn computer operating system to place orders.
    • Ability to file vision claims with the various plans that AEI         participates.
    • Ability to utilize the EMA system to obtain necessary information to properly inform and fill the patient’s prescription.
    • Ability to communicate via the email system.
  5. Instruct the patient regarding the proper wear and care of their eyewear.
  6. Order and sell additional products available in the department.
  7. Maintain proper inventory and order when necessary.
  8. Repair eyewear as necessary.
  9. Perform accounting procedures to balance and maintain daily sales and record keeping.
  10. Possess a willingness to possibly cross train in other departments within the AEI practice.