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Benjamin Taylor
XXX XXXXXXXXXX XX, Summerville, SC 29483
Professional Summary

Highly trained dispensing optician with strong clinical abilities and a successful career in both stand alone optical stores and in hospital setting facilities. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate patient care. Licensed in South Carolina and Virginia with expertise in eyeglasses, computers and customer service.

  • Licensed Dispensing Optician in South Carolina (2014...) and Virginia (1974...)
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation
  • Complex Problem Solving 
  • Combining intellectual  and artistic  skills to design and fit a pair of eyewear that will be comfortable, pleasing and work.
Dispensing Optician Sep 1989Present Bowers & Snyder Opticians Baltimore, MD
  • Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
  • Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
  • Created and designed a database for maintaining customer information, spectacle and contact lens information, prescribing doctors and individual opticians. Wrote programs using FoxPro Database to extract information on sales, new and previous customers, doctor referrals, opticians and store sales by category and retrieving data for creating post cards and letters for recalls and notifications.
  • Maintained the database and modified both the database and created new report programs as needed.
  • Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands.
  • Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' vocational and avocational visual requirements.
  • Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.
  • Instruct clients in how to wear and care for eyeglasses.
  • Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses.
  • Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.
  • Supervise the training of student opticians.
  • Order and purchase frames and lenses.
  • Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
Dispensing Optician Jun 1975Sep 1989 Bowen & King Opticians Baltimore, MD
  • Same as above except for the computer part.
Dispensing Optician Apr 1973Jun 1975 Nicholson Oldt and Wagner Opticians Washington, DC Same as above
Dispensing Optician Bowen & King Opticians Baltimore, MD Same as above.
Assistant to the Flight Surgeon and the Optometrists in the EENT Clinic United States Air Force Various Locations Assisted the Flight Surgeon in caring for the health of people who were on 'flying status'.  One of the responsibilities was of assisting in routine annual physicals, especially their visual performance, such as finding the prescriptions of all eyeglasses and determining visual acuity and other eye tests.
Assisting the Optometrists with portions of the eye exams and measuring the patients face and eyes for prescription eyewear.
  • Order and dispense supplies.
High School Diploma : General Technical Glen Burnie High School Glen Burnie, MD University of Maryland University College Completed freshman year
Certified by the American Board of Opticianry as a Master Optician (1974) and a Certified Optician (1968).
Past Treasurer, Vice President, President and Board Member of the Opticians Association of Maryland.
Presented with the Distinguished Optician of Maryland Award in 1988.
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Previous Companies:

  • Bowers & Snyder Opticians
  • Bowen & King Opticians
  • Nicholson Oldt and Wagner Opticians

Previous Job Positions:

  • Dispensing Optician
  • Assistant to the Flight Surgeon and the Optometrists in the EENT Clinic


  • Glen Burnie High School

Level of Education:

  • High School Diploma

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