Optical Lab Technician Jobs

Optical lab technicians are in charge of cutting, polishing, and grinding lenses for prescription glasses as well as creating prescription contact lenses. Additionally known as ophthalmic lab technicians, their job descriptions also involve inspecting lenses for defects and monitoring eye care supply inventories.

The median optical lab technician salary is $30,640, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth at 10%–14% through 2026.

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University of California-Irvine - Orange, CA
performing preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions...
2 days ago
Essilor America - Piney Flats, TN
Job Information Essilor of America Lab Technician I - 1st Shift in Piney Flats, Tennessee Lab Technician I - 1st Shift TN - Piney Flats Opportunity Snapshot Top reasons to consider a career with...
2 days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - South Charleston, WV
Optical Lab Technician This is for a part-time position. Optical Lab Technician experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train....
1 day ago
Essilor of America - Columbus, OH
Lab Technician, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shifts OH - Columbus.*Get in on the Ground Floor of a New State-of-the-Art Facility*.*Build a career home and enjoy excellent training, competitive pay & benefits...
1 day ago
Luxottica Group - Springfield, MA
Requisition ID: 309890 Store # : 000749 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
2 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Ocala, FL
Job Information Luxottica Lab Technician in Ocala, Florida Requisition ID: 309941 Store # : 000840 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people...
10 hours ago
University of California-Irvine - Irvine, CA
performing preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions...
2 days ago
National Vision - Martinez, CA
Job Description What would you do? The Specifics Achieve and maintain the highest level of customer service. Operate all lab machinery to fabricate quality eyewear that conforms to Company...
2 days ago
Eyeglass World - Springfield, MO
Company Description At National Vision, we believe everyone deserves to see their best to live their best. We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. As...
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2 days ago Eyeglass World
California Prison Industry Authority - Vacaville, CA 95687, CA
The California Prison Industry Authority is seeking for Emergency Hire - Optical Positions within 2 State Prisons: Solano Prison, 2100 Peabody Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687 Valley State Prison, 21633...
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2 days ago California Prison Industry Authority
California Prison Industry Authority - Chowchilla, CA 93610, CA
The California Prison Industry Authority is seeking for Emergency Hire - Optical Positions within 2 State Prisons: Solano Prison, 2100 Peabody Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687 Valley State Prison, 21633...
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2 days ago California Prison Industry Authority
Yorktown Heights, NY
In search of an optical lab technician who knows how to cut lenses for frames. Experience is a must! Must be willing to start ASAP(within 2 weeks)...
2 days ago
Luxottica Group - Burlington, MA
Requisition ID: 310241 Store # : 000325 LensCrafters Position: Full-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
2 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Moline, IL
Luxottica LensCrafters - Lab Technician Moline, Illinois Apply Now Requisition ID: 296921 Store # : 000470 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the...
2 days ago
Essilor America - Baltimore, MD
Job Information Essilor of America Lab Technician - Surface - 3rd Shift in Baltimore, Maryland Lab Technician - Surface - 3rd Shift MD - Baltimore Opportunity Snapshot Top reasons to consider a...
11 hours ago

Optical Lab Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optical Efficiency and Resolution
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Optical Engineering
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Active Optical Devices
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Salary for Optical Lab Technician Jobs in Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Optical Lab Technician jobs in Ashburn, VA as reported by the BLS.

$43,860

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optical Lab Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Optical Lab Technicians offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (27.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Some College (7.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.6%)
  • Master's Degree (4.2%)
  • Some High School (0.9%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optical Lab Technicians
  • Less than 1 year (44.2%)
  • 1-2 years (27.1%)
  • None (23.2%)
  • 2-4 years (4.0%)
  • 4-6 years (1.5%)

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