Contact Lens Molder

Tend heating equipment and hydraulic casting presses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Contact Lens Molders do?

Tends heating equipment and hydraulic casting press that casts plastic contact lenses: Lays separate top and bottom sections of previously set up mold on heated metal block for specified time. Fills lens cavities in heated mold with plastic powder. Aligns guide pins and holes to join top and bottom sections of mold. Places filled mold on bed of press, sets timer, and starts press to lower ram until dial indicates mold sections are under specified pressure. Removes mold from press. Inspects first run of lenses to verify accuracy of lens power, using power determining and optical centering instrument. Reports defects in new molds.


Should I be a Contact Lens Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Contact Lens Molder

    Most Contact Lens Molders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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