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Opticians are skilled technicians who fill optical prescriptions
and fit people with glasses or contact lenses. Opticians, unlike
ophthalmologists and optometrists, are not licensed to test vision, write
medicine prescriptions, or diagnose or treat eye diseases.
An optician may complete a training program or an
Some states do not require a person to complete a
program to be licensed as an optician.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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