Job Description

Job Title: Optician
Job ID: 733099
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP14 EYE CHP Pine Optical
Location: 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090


Responsible to dispense glasses that are appropriate for the patient’s cosmetic, vocational and lifestyle needs, and/or contact lenses, based on the prescriptions. Fitting customers with eyewear, that includes recommendation on frames and lenses and molding frames while using the proper tools. Advise patients on proper care of their eyewear. Tracking inventory and sales.
  • After glasses are made, the optician must verify that the lenses have been ground to specifications.
  • Achieve goals of manager and team,
  • Edge and finish lenses according to specifications provided by the prescribing doctor.
  • Follow rules and regulations regarding dispensing laws and office policies and procedures.
  • Frame adjustments using a variety of specialized instruments.
  • Instruct patients in adapting to, wearing of, and caring for eyewear. Process necessary paperwork for vision specific carriers as well as accepting payments for materials as needed. Maintain patient optical records. Answer phone inquiries.
  • Knowledge of the different brands of lenses and lens materials currently available as well as willingness to keep current with new lens technologies is needed.
  • Measure customer's eyes, including pupillary and vertex distance as well as making all required measurements for bifocals, trifocals or progressive addition lenses.
  • Prepare work orders for the ophthalmic lab so that the lenses can be processed including work orders include information on lens prescriptions, lens sizes and types, material, frame information, papillary distance and vertex distance.
  • Recommend eyeglass frames, lenses, lens coatings, and ancillary products after considering the prescription and customer's needs and facial features.
  • Use a lensometer to verify prescriptions and edge lenses


  • High school graduate and two (2) years experience working as an optician required.
  • Optician license preferred.
  • Pediatric experience preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.87 to $21.19 / hour

Union Position: No

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