An optician is a technician who makes and checks lenses, glasses
, and contact lens
es. They take a prescription from an Ophthalmologist
and make the glasses or help choose the correct type of contact lens
in terms of fit and how hard/soft.
Note that they cannot prescribe lenses or anything, not even eye drops. All they do is take your prescription and grind out the lens. Simple job, requires less training than an optometrist or Ophthalmologist.