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3224 OPTOMETRISTS AND OPTICIANS
 


    Optometrists and opticians prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses and advise on their use or the use of other visual aids, as well as on proper lighting for work and reading.

    Tasks include -

    (a) examining eyes and prescribing glasses, contact lenses or other treatment to improve vision, referring cases which may require medical treatment to Medical doctors;

    (b) advising on the proper use of glasses and contact lenses, appropriate lighting for work or reading and other visual aids;

    (c) fitting prescribed lenses into frames and fitting frames or contact lenses to customers;

    (d) performing related tasks;

    (e) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Optician, dispensing

  • Optician, ophthalmic

  • Optometrist


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Ophthalmologist - 2221


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.