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Published: May 4, 2023

Optician / Contact Lens Fitter

Sherwood Park, AB, Canada | Full Time

Costco Optical, Sherwood Park Alberta

Description of position

Assists members in selecting and ordering eyewear including frames, lenses, contact lenses and sunglasses. Measures member’s cornea base curve and determines correct contact lens for member. Uses computer to process orders, dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses and oversees apprentices. Provides prompt, accurate and courteous member service.

Daily tasks and responsibilities

  • Assists members to choose eyeglass frames, sunglasses, contact lens and ophthalmic lens options appropriate to the lens prescription. Provides and ensures prompt, accurate and courteous member service.
  • Assists in providing members with support in booking Dr appointments.
  • Accurately measures members for pupillary distance (PD) using pupilometer or ruler.
  • Is proficient in determining placement of multi-focal heights and bifocal heights.
  • Examines member’s eye using a slit lamp to assess the general ocular health and assist in the fitting of contact lenses.
  • Keys member order into computer. Places special orders to outside vendors by telephone.
  • Rings up orders and over-the-counter optical merchandise. Receives accurate payment, makes change, processes cheques, credit and debit charges according to proper procedures for paperwork, cash handling and performance of duties.
  • Checks contact lenses and completed eyeglasses against prescription prior to dispensing to member. Fits and adjusts eyeglasses to member using frame warmer and bending with fingers.
  • Orders equipment, merchandise and supplies by keying into computer. Keys receipt of special orders from outside vendors. Follows safety and security procedures.
  • Stocks optical merchandise and supplies. Follows department procedures and standards for production, record keeping, sales, eye health merchandising and product storage.
  • Maintains proper levels of Contact lens trials.
  • Maintains a safe and high level of health care cleanliness at all times.
  • Cleans department displays and merchandise by spraying and wiping.
  • Oversees apprentices/students as required for certification qualification.
  • Maintains licensing requirements to ensure membership in provincial order is in good-standing.


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