Career - Optical Mechanic

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Optical Mechanics will read and interpret prescriptions from eye specialists and will locate and mark optical centres and axes on lens blanks and make calculations to grind lenses to specifications. They will grind and polish the surface of the lens by setting grinding and polishing machines and test polished lenses for accuracy. They will apply protective coatings and non-reflective material to lenses and apply heat and chemical treatment to glass lenses to harden them if required and shape and fit lenses to spectacle frames. They will be in charge to repair damaged and broken spectacles and he will also cut and polish contact lenses to prescription requirements.
Avg Salary
Australia  $59,310 AUD
United Kingdom  £45,000 GBP
United States of America  $37,308 USD
New Zealand  $53,079 NZD
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