Job Req ID:  113171


The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Ophthalmology, is seeking an Optician to join our team of professionals. The Optician will conduct consultative sales of prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, readers, sunglasses and other eyewear accessories, partner with Opticians and Ophthalmic specialists who perform refractions and issue vision prescriptions, and manage daily Optical store operations.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist customers (patients, visitors and employees) with the selection of frames, lenses and lens treatments in a professional, ethical and confidential manner.
  • Fit all types of eyewear including progressive and multi-focal lenses.
  • Order lenses from approved eyeglass lab vendors.
  • Track and inspect lab work prior to notifying the patient that their order is ready.
  • Address and resolve patient concerns related to eyewear performance and product warrantees.
  • Order and return store inventory based on Wilmer Optical expectations.
  • Monitor latest frame styles and make recommendations for new lines to Wilmer Optical.
  • Ensure the store is presented appropriately (meticulously clean, all boards are full, appropriate signage is in place, glasses information ready for customers to review).
  • Meet monthly with the Optician Supervisor.
  • Attend required training and mandatory meetings.
  • Build strong business relationships with referring physicians. Keep them informed about available inventory, lab services, vendor options, product warrantees, pricing and consultative selling.
  • Meet and exceed established sales goals for the store.

Other Job Functions

  • Adjust and repair frames.
  • Prepare and submit all daily sales reports and deposits to Wilmer Finance within a timely fashion.
  • Process all invoices for payment through Wilmer Finance.
  • Maintain courier bags.
  • Provide float coverage as requested to other Wilmer Optical stores.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • One year of Optical retina experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • ABO certification is strongly preferred and is required after two years of service.



Classified Title: Optician 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.50 - $26.00 HRLY ($48,620 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: JH Wilmer Eye at Bel Air 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Oph Wilmer Vision Services  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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