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What are my activities in this job?
Opticians determine the visual capacity of their customers using eyesight tests, select appropriate eyeglass lenses according to eyesight and insert these into the frames/mounts. They then fit the new glasses to the head of the customer. In addition to glasses and contact lenses, other optical devices such as binoculars are also sold. Opticians advise their clients about the options and advantages of different visual aids. In the event of issues or complaints, opticians are responsible for making repairs. Commercial activities such as price calculation are also within the remit of the optician.
Where can I work?
Opticians work primarily for optometry practices.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate
How much will the training cost?
There are no costs.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


The training & education lasts for three years.




Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.

State recognition