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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Employment for ophthalmic laboratory technicians is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, or about as fast as average for all occupations. Rising demand for corrective lenses and faster service in delivering finished eyeglasses will fuel employment growth. In addition, overall population growth and especially the growth in the elderly segment (who generally require the most vision care) will also increase the demand for qualified technicians.