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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LensCrafters - Lab Technician

  • Luxottica Group
  • Plantation, FL
  • 3 days ago

Quality Manufacturing Program: selecting lenses, marking, taping, blocking, generating, fining and polishing, coating polycarbonate lenses, first (surface) inspecting, finish layout and blocking, edging...

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Optical Lab Technician - PT South Portland, ME #164

  • Eyemart Express LLC
  • South Portland, ME
  • 1 day ago

Optical Lab Technician This is for a part-time position. Optical Lab Technician experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Mesa, AZ
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Wichita, KS
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

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Lead Optical Lab Technician - FT Tulsa, OK #002

  • Eyemart Express LLC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • 3 days ago

Lead Optical Lab Technician Are you looking for a career that will bring you home? A career with a company that has one of the absolute best store leadership teams on the planet?!...

Laboratory Technician II - Floater

  • San Diego, CA
  • 2 days ago

Lab Technician II - Floater Location: San Diego Posted on: June 29, 2022 Job Description: Industry leading pharmaceutical technology company is seeking a Lab Tech II to work in San Diego, CA. This...

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Optical Lab Technician - FT San Antonio, TX #023

  • Eyemart Express LLC
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 1 day ago

Optical Lab Technician / NW San Antonio Location This is for a full-time position. Optical Lab Technician experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train....

Optical Lab Tech I - 2nd shift $16.00/hour

  • Walman Optical Company
  • Omaha, NE
  • 3 days ago

We currently have an immediate opening for a Full Time Optical Lab Technician in our Omaha, NE location....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Erie, PA
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Tech - Eyeglasses

  • Eyeglass World
  • Tucson, AZ
  • 2 hours ago

Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the United States and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective eyewear....

Optical Lab Technician I - 40 hours

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Clackamas, OR
  • 3 days ago

Description: Under direct supervision assist other Optical Lab Techs in producing and providing eyewear to members in a timely manner, as established by departmental policies and guidelines....

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Optical Lab Technician - FT Boise, ID #043

  • Eyemart Express LLC
  • Boise, ID
  • 3 days ago

Optical Lab Technician This is for a full-time position. Optical Lab Technician experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train....

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Salary for Optical Lab Technician Jobs Nationwide

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

$42,260

Licensing / Certification

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

Highest Education Level

Optical Lab Technicians offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (25.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (16.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.4%)
  • Some College (7.5%)
  • Master's Degree (4.2%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.9%)
  • 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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