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Lens Mounter - Eyeglasses Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,578 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Lens Mounter - Eyeglasses is $34,578 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lens Mounter - Eyeglasses is between $26,594 and $41,087. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Mounts prescription eyeglass lenses in metal, plastic, or combination frames, using handtools: examines eyeglass prescription to determine style, color, and size of frame.
  • Inspects lenses to detect flaws, such as pits, chips, and scratches.
  • Holds and turns lenses against grinding wheel to remove flaws.
  • Assembles eyeglass frame and attaches ornaments, shields, nose pads, and temple pieces, using pliers and screwdrivers.
  • Drills holes in lenses for mounting on rimless frames, using diamond drill.
  • Immerses plastic frame rims in hot salt solution to soften rims or stretches rims, using hot, metal cone.
  • Inserts and aligns lenses in frame.
  • Verifies frame dimensions and alignment of lenses, using protractor, ruler, and straightedge.
  • Turns lenses in frame to correct alignment, using padded pliers.
  • Immerses plastic frames in cold water to set plastic around lenses.
  • Tightens screws to hold lenses in metal frames.
  • Examines lenses under polarized light to detect stress caused by overtightening screws and adjusts screws as necessary.
  • Heats plastic frame bridge and bends frame according to prescription specifications, using fingers and handtools.
  • Immerses plastic frames in dye for specified period to color frames.
  • Solders broken metal bridges and replaces damaged temples to repair frames, using soldering iron and handtools.
  • Cleans and polishes finished eyeglasses, using cloth and solvent.
  • May be designated according to type frame mounted as metal-frame inserter; plastic-frame inserter; or according to part assembled as trim mounter ii.
Lens Mounter - Eyeglasses Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Job family population: 30,100

Estimated population of Lens Mounter - Eyeglasses jobs: 1,824

Rate of error: 3.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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