Job Description An optician to dispense and fit glasses, working from the prescriptions written by optometrists and ophthalmologists. Opticians advise patients on various types of lenses and frames, including advice on style, weight and color. They advise patients on how to wear and care for their glasses. The role requires extensive use of technical expertise and good customer service skills. Selling is an important part of the job. Responsibilities The role of a dispensing optician may include: interpreting optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists; giving advice to patients on lens type, frames and styling; taking frame and facial measurements to ensure correct fit and positioning; advising patients when adjustments or repairs to glasses are needed; checking lenses on delivery to ensure that they meet the required specifications; arranging and maintaining shop displays; knowledge of insurance plans and benefits Appointment scheduling and patient check in Company Description Baltimore Washington Eye Center was founded in 1969 by Paul A. Kohlhepp, MD to serve the eye care needs of greater Baltimore and Washington, DC, and to provide access to the region's premier eye care facility. Our caring, experienced and extensively trained professional staff specializes in a full range of ophthalmology procedures and has demonstrated an outstanding record of patient satisfaction and community service. Through the combination of medical and surgical expertise, a patient-centered approach to customer service, and personalized attention, we make our patients' goals a reality. Under my medical direction, we can state with confidence that Baltimore Washington Eye Center is now the most comprehensive eye care center in the area. Our Center - similar to the nationally renowned Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology - offers a full range of eye care services for adults and children, including general ophthalmology, cataract evaluation and laser assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology lens implants, laser eye surgery including laser vision correction such as LASIK, eyelid surgery, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration (AMD), dry eye and low vision rehabilitation. We offer a full service optical center for eyeglasses and eyewear as well as convenient close to home eye surgery at our Baltimore Washington Eye Surgery Center-a fully AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) Medicare and State of Maryland certified, fully equipped, state-of-the-art, on-site ambulatory surgery center. Our surgical center, located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, offers the latest amenities and modern technology, allowing us to perform all of our eye surgery procedures safely, efficiently and comfortably.