Optical Technician by 4Expertise

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Optical Technician

Optical mechanics make precision optical parts, grind, polish and surface prescription lenses and contact lenses, and fit lenses to spectacle frames. Optical mechanics may perform the following tasks:

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receive and interpret prescriptions from eye specialists locate and mark axes and optical centres on lens blanks and make calculations to grind lenses to specifications grind and polish the surface of the lens by setting grinding and polishing machines and test polished lenses for accuracy apply protective coatings and non-reflective material to lenses and apply heat and chemical treatment to glass lenses to harden them if required shape and fit lenses to spectacle frames repair damaged and broken spectacles cut and polish contact lenses to prescription requirements.

With further training, optical mechanics may specialise as optical dispensers who measure and fit clients with spectacles after receiving prescriptions from specialists or optometrists. Optical mechanics may, when highly skilled and experienced, make, repair and service binoculars, telescopes, and other scientific optical equipment. Personal Requirements:

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good eyesight (or correctable by glasses or contact lenses) good with hands patience and accuracy an aptitude for mathematics and physics


								
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