Optician or Optometrist

They work together to improve your vision—and their names sound so similar—
but they aren’t interchangeable. Ready to learn the difference?

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    • Eyewear technician
    • Takes necessary optical measurements
    • Performs adjustments to
    improve frame fit
    • Verifies accuracy of prescription lenses
    • Troubleshoots eyewear issues
    • Can be found at the Reference Desk 
    at all our stores

    Visit an optician >

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    • Eye doctor
    • Administers comprehensive eye exams
    • Writes prescriptions for
    glasses and contacts 
    • Diagnoses and treats eye diseases
    • Can be found in the exam room
    at many of our stores

    Book an eye exam >