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Optical technicians are a vital part of the larger health care field. They work with optometrists and ophthalmologists to produce corrective eyewear based on specific criteria. The use of precision equipment is common. Often, the work is completed in a laboratory setting and requires limited interaction with the public. This makes it especially unique among many medical-related professions. In some cases, optical technicians also help in taking patient eye measurements to ensure the lenses will fit properly. They may also educate customers on proper care techniques for their new eyewear and can adjust the fit of frames to suit the individual. In some cases, they may also make repairs to frames that have become damaged or bent