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Dylan
Optician

What do you like the most about being an Optician?

Seeing people’s reaction to good eyesight. When I first became an optician, one of my first tasks was to dispense glasses to a 4 year old boy with an extremely high prescription. He had never worn any before, and I realized that was probably the first time he actually saw his mom’s face properly.

What brought you to the industry and how many years have you been an Optician?

I kind of fell into it. My first apartment was right next to an optical and I just walked in one day looking for a job. They graciously hired me with no experience and showed me the ropes. As of 2020 I’ve been an optician for about 6 years.

What are your favorite spots in Austin?

I love walking around the Domain and checking out local bars downtown. My favorite place however is the Alamo Drafthouse.

What do you like to do outside of Optique?

When I’m not at work I’m usually at home playing guitar or piano, taking my dog on walks, or reading!