SOC Code 51-9083 - Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

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Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters.


SOC Code 51-9083 - Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 29,150 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $16.73 and average Annual Wage of $34,800.

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Occupation Examples

  • Contact Lens Cutter
  • Contact Lens Technician
  • Eyeglass Assembler
  • Eyeglass Lens Cutter
  • Eyeglass Maker
  • Lens Grinder
  • Lens Grinder and Polisher
  • Lens Mounter
  • Precision Lens Centerer and Edger
  • Prescription Eyeglass Maker

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