The basic function of the Optical Associate, Optician is to attract and retain customers by delivering exceptional customer service, fosters customer retention, and promotes outstanding associate/doctor satisfaction.
Drive profitable store sales by fostering a customer care culture through practicing and use of effective retail sales skills utilizing the Total Customer Experience Model.
Develop professional business relationships with other Associates, Host, and Doctor
Fill ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions and fit and adapt lenses and frames, including but not limited to the following:
- Utilizing optical prescription, evaluates prescription in conjunction with customer's visual requirements;
- Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit customer needs;
- Assist customers in the selection of frames and coordinates frames with optical measurements and prescription;
- Conduct measurements of bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance and optical centers using appropriate tools
Ensure high quality through accurate measurements, correct pricing, and realistic delivery time quotes
Maximize Managed Vision Care relationships and sales opportunities as measured by:
- Effective plan administration and local service
- Improvements in average transaction
- Locally initiated plans
Assist with the timely implementation of approved Marketing programs by the execution of marketing programs and initiatives
Ensure positive and productive host relationships through Host participation, support, and satisfaction measured by Patient Satisfaction Surveys.
Other duties as assigned by Optical Manager and other Associates
Typically has the following skills or abilities
If Required by State: Applicable State licensure or certification by a nationally-recognized optician association as an optician
Ability to sell through use of sales skills and accountability for sales results
Experience and results with a retail or customer service establishment
Ability to provide enthusiastic and concise communication to meet/exceed customer expectations as well as foster positive and results-oriented associate, doctor, and host relationships
Success in store merchandising and attention to detail
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in related field
Experience with personal computers preferred
Compensation range for the role is listed below. Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets.
Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. As a part of the compensation package, this role may include eligible bonuses, equity and commissions. For more information regarding VSP Vision benefits, please
VSP Vision is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
As a regular part of doing business, VSP Vision (“VSP”) collects many different types of personal information, including protected health information, about our audiences, including members, doctors, clients, brokers, business partners, and employees. VSP Vision employees will have access to this sensitive personal information and are subject to follow Information Security and Privacy Policies.