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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Work Environment

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians usually work in well-lighted, well-ventilated surroundings. However, they usually work with noisy machinery. In addition, some of the equipment used for coating, dyeing, and some other processes generates noxious fumes. Safety measures, including wearing goggles and using exhaust hoods to lessen fumes, have reduced many of the hazards encountered in ophthalmic laboratories. Despite these higher safety standards, technicians are still at risk for some accidents while using hand tools or operating lathes and grinding machines.

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