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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Luxottica Group - Hickory, NC
Requisition ID: 262422 Store # : 000497 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
18 hours ago
Luxottica Group - Columbia, SC
Requisition ID: 258903 Store # : 005002 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
1 day ago
The Luxottica Group - Fargo, ND
At LensCrafters, we feel the world deserves a thoughtful and caring partner who understands that true vision care is a synergy of trusted eye care and exceptional eyewear....
15 hours ago
National Vision - Tampa, FL
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 standards and...
2 days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Carson City, NV
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
Luxottica Group - Daytona Beach, FL
At LensCrafters, we feel the world deserves a thoughtful and caring partner who understands that true vision care is a synergy of trusted eye care and exceptional eyewear....
2 days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Muskegon, MI
Optical Lab Technician This is for a full-time position. Optical Lab Technician experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train....
2 days ago
Luxottica Group - Cincinnati, OH
Requisition ID: 261344 Store # : 000434 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
1 day ago
Essilor of America, inc. - Baltimore, MD
If you combine technical aptitude with attention to detail and the motivation to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will: Enjoy strong...
1 day ago
Luxottica Group - Fairview Heights, IL
Requisition ID: 261922 Store # : 000107 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we care about the people behind them. LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in...
18 hours ago
Luxottica Group - North Dartmouth, MA
At LensCrafters, we feel the world deserves a thoughtful and caring partner who understands that true vision care is a synergy of trusted eye care and exceptional eyewear....
2 days ago
National Vision Incorporated - Duluth, GA
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible....
1 day ago
Essilor of America, inc. - Lenexa, KS
If you combine technical aptitude with attention to detail and the motivation to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will: Enjoy strong...
2 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Yorktown Heights, NY
Job Information Luxottica LensCrafters - Lab Technician in Yorktown Heights, New York Requisition ID: 255666 Store # : 000541 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we...
14 hours ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Salem, NH
Job Information Luxottica LensCrafters - Lead Lab Technician in Salem, New Hampshire Requisition ID: 256743 Store # : 000465 LensCrafters Position: Part-Time At LensCrafters, we love eyes and we...
15 hours ago

Optical Lab Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optical Engineering
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Salary for Optical Lab Technician Jobs in Washington

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

$38,660

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 (28.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.4%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Some College (7.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.5%)
  • Master's Degree (4.1%)
  • 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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