Have you ever considered working as an optician? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The contributors to this page are all opticians at various stages of our careers. Our goal is to help recruit new optical professionals, advance this fantastic career and ease the transition to professional life.
If you enjoy helping others and want to make a definitive difference in someone else’s life, an opticianry career may be a perfect fit for you. There is little in life as gratifying and rewarding as restoring someone’s vision. We love this career and want others to experience everything it has to offer.
Embarking on a new career means making myriad decisions. How much training do you need? Where will you train? How much money will you make when you reach your goal? Where will you work, and is there a path to promotion? We hope the articles offered on this page will help you answer these questions.
On this website, you will find an extensive resource, compiled by state, that includes regulations, potential training programs, salaries and more. We hope the information we’ve gathered will make your decision-making process more manageable. Welcome to the field of opticianry! We know you’ll enjoy your new career.
Chief Editor and Contributor
Ruth is a longtime casual writer with a BA in English communication. In addition, she has worked as an optical manager for the past 20 years. Ruth uses her dual skills to write a weekly blog for her optical practice and to maintain this website. In her free time, Ruth loves to cook and bake, talents she enjoys sharing to the delight of her beloved extended family.
Claudette is an optician with a decade of professional experience. She couldn’t be happier with her career choice, as it allows her to interact with and help so many people. Claudette and her husband, Gio, are new parents, part-time entrepreneurs and craft fair regulars.
Lia thought she was destined to be a journalist—until she took a part-time job as a receptionist in an optical center. She is thrilled to be at the beginning stages of her career as an optician and excited to use her talents as a writer to help others get started in the profession. In her free time, Lia is an avid kayaker, hiker and animal-lover.