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Employers of Optometry majors in PR

Optometrists

Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed. They diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. Most optometrists work in stand-alone offices of optometry. Optometrists may also work in doctors’ offices and optical goods stores, and some are self-employed. Most work full time, and some work evenings and weekends to accommodate patients’ needs. Optometrists must complete a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree program and obtain a license to practice in a particular state. O.D. programs take 4 years to complete, and most students have a bachelor’s degree before entering such a program. The median annual wage for optometrists was $110,300 in May 2017. Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will lead to demand for more optometrists.

Opticians, Dispensing

Opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also help customers decide which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to buy. About half of opticians worked in offices of optometrists or offices of physicians in 2016. Other opticians worked in stores that sell eyeglasses, contact lenses, visual aids, and other optical goods. These stores may be stand-alone businesses or parts of larger retail establishments, such as department stores. Opticians typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and some form of on-the-job training. Some opticians enter the occupation with an associate’s degree or a certificate from a community college or technical school. About half of the states require opticians to be licensed. The median annual wage for opticians was $36,250 in May 2017. Employment of opticians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population and increasing rates of chronic disease are expected to lead to greater demand for corrective eyewear.

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Company City State
San Juan
PR
Vega Baja
PR
Bayamon
PR
Villalba
PR
Bayamon
PR
Guaynabo
PR
San Juan
PR
Cidra
PR
Bayamon
PR
J&F Optical Service Incorporated
Eye Center Boutique Dorado
Dorado
PR
Carolina
PR
Carolina
PR
Aguadilla
PR
Albert Catala
Catala Eye Center
Caguas
PR
Bayamon
PR
San Juan
PR
Corozal
PR
Fajardo
PR
Optical Supercenter Arecibo, Corp.
Optical Super Center
Isabela
PR
Bayamon
PR
Aguadilla
PR
Rivera Fernandez, Delmarie Fe
Mirada Visual Opticas
Carolina
PR
Mfevisioncorp
Eye Center Boutique Caguas
Caguas
PR
Guaynabo
PR
San Juan
PR
Hatillo
PR
Santa Isabel
PR
Mayaguez
PR
San Juan
PR
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