Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.
Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.

Job Opportunities

If you are looking for employment, have a position available or know of one, or have equipment to sell, please contact our office at: executivedirector@oaw.org Note: to post ads, we now require a contact name, phone number and business name. This is for our information only, and need not be posted in the ad unless you wish it. The ad itself should include a description of the position, a geographic location, and a contact number (phone, fax, or email). All ads will be pulled after 60 days and will have to be re-submitted. Please contact us if the position is filled. All ads will deal with Licensed Dispensing Opticians or registered apprentices only. We are an association of Washington State licensed opticians, not optometric assistants or un-licensed “opticians”. Job Posting Guidelines Thank you for reaching out to the Opticians Association of Washington to place an ad for you. All ads have to specify Licensed Dispensing Opticians or Registered Apprentices Opticians only. We are an association of Washington State licensed opticians, not optometric assistants or un-licensed “opticians!” I am more than happy to place your ad if you would like to add a Licensed Dispensing or Registered Apprentice qualification.

Available Opportunties

2/9/2019 Looking for a dedicated optician with excellent customer service skills and industry expertise to join our family-owned, single-doctor private practice in Northeast Seattle.

2/9/2019

Licensed Dispensing Optician

Looking for a dedicated optician with excellent customer service skills and industry expertise to join our family-owned, single-doctor private practice in Northeast Seattle.

Duties include:

  • Assisting patients in the selection of frames/lenses
  • Prescription verification, dispensing, and troubleshooting
  • Adjustments and repairs
  • Inventory buying and frame-board management
  • Order placement and insurance billing

Full-time Monday-Friday position, offering a supportive working environment, health insurance, and a competitive salary.

To apply, please send cover letter & resume to:

Robin Belz, Office Manager

The EyeSite

robinbelz@gmail.com

 

1/29/2019 Fast-paced and family oriented private practice in Battle Ground, WA is looking for a Licensed Optician, or registered Apprentice Optician

1/29/2019

Fast-paced and family-oriented private practice in Battle Ground, WA is looking for a Licensed Optician or registered Apprentice Optician with outstanding customer service skills.
 
Hours & salary to be determined.
 
Applicant must have some optical training – ideal position for an apprentice with some prior experience.
 
Duties include, but not limited to dispensary work, frame selection, repairs and dispensing, visual field testing, OCT operation, providing contact lens insertion & removal instruction, insurance coordination for patients, and ordering & verification of eyeglass and contact lens orders.
 
A successful applicant must also be open to being cross-trained to assist with front desk procedures: helping with insurance verification, answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, etc.. Must be flexible with working hours. Applicant must be extremely detail oriented, able to multi-task, be a good team player, and also able to work independently. We are looking for someone to assist our Master Optician to provide the ultimate in service and eye care to our patients. We offer a wonderful, fun working environment in our beautiful office. Please forward your resume to Mr. Andrew Bruce, LDO, ABOM, NCLECPractice ManagerWatters Vision Care101 NW 12th Ave, Suite 101Battle Ground, WA 98604Or, email to andrew@wvcem.com. No Phone Calls.
1/22/2019 Immediate opening available at a boutique, optician-owned, retail eyewear store in Woodinville, WA for a full-time optician position.

1/22/2019

Immediate opening available at a boutique, optician-owned, retail eyewear store in Woodinville, WA for a full-time optician position. Applicant must be detail oriented, have a flair for fashion, and work well as part of a tight-knit group. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday. Our ideal candidate would be Either an LDO or a registered apprentice who is close to finishing their hours. Please email resumes to expressionsineyewear@hotmail.com in PDF or Word format.
1/17/2019 Kent Valley Optical Seeking LDO or Apprentice

1/17/2019

Kent Valley Optical Seeking LDO or Apprentice

  • Full time M-F 9:00 TO 5:30 no weekends or major holidays
  • Fast paced full service optical
  • One Doctor location
  • Union Benefits Package including medical, vision, and pension
  • Wage set by union contract with annual raises
  • Excellent employee retention history

Fax or email resume to 253 520-4825 WAEYEDOC@COMCAST.NET

1/11/2019 Mercer Island Eyeworks - Optician Opening

1/11/2019

We’re looking for a licensed dispensing optician or registered apprentice optician that loves:

  • Helping people
  • High end eyewear
  • Staying busy
  • Paying attention to details
  • Keeping up with latest style and fashion trends

What do we have to offer?

  • The most beautiful optical boutique in the Seattle area
  • Patients with the highest appreciation for quality and style
  • An amazing optical team… full of experience, loyalty, and passion for the craft
  • Paid health insurance and time off
  • Retirement plan with employer match
  • 1 block from public transit center

Position is full time or part time, including Saturdays.

Send resume to Corrado@mieyeworks.com
1/08/2019 Optical Illusions (Bellevue) - LDO or Apprentice opening

1/08/2019

Optical Illusions (Bellevue) – LDO or Apprentice opening

High-end optical store in Bellevue is looking to hire optician for part-time

Candidate must have knowledge of lenses, high-end eyewear, and have great communication skills. We will provide training. If you are a passionate individual who takes pride in your abilities to help our patients see better in style, we would love to talk with you. 

  • Be friendly, welcoming, with an energetic personality

 

  • Be willing to go the extra mile to provide our patients with exceptional patient care

 

  • Be able to multitask and remain productive

 

  • Have frame styling experience, repairs, and adjustments

 

  • Be detailed, reliable and punctual

 

  • Be proficient with computers

 

  • Be able to explain various lens and frame products and their benefits to patients

 

  • Be open to a flexible schedule including early mornings, late evenings and Saturdays

 

  • Love being a team player and helping co-workers be successful
Call 425-454-1101 or send your resume to taichi@oieyewear.com
1/03/2018 Edmonds Vision Center is seeking a registered apprentice optician or licensed optician for a full time position

1/03/2018

NEW YEAR! NEW CAREER! Edmonds Vision Center is seeking a registered apprentice optician or licensed optician for a full-time position. Experience in Optometry Clinic is an asset, although not required. We are a dedicated group of 3 ODs and 10 team members with a stellar reputation in the community.

We want someone who loves to interact with people, loves to learn, wants to succeed, wants others to succeed, isn’t afraid to give feedback or take it. If you like to laugh and have fun at work and can do all of this professionally, this would be the start of something amazing! Also, we have the usual great benefits and salary DOE.

If you are interested, you can send a resume and cover letter!

We are in beautiful downtown Edmonds by the water. Super lucky to be here. Come in and check out our gorgeous boutique. Talk to you soon!

Job Type: Full-time

Shari

Office Manager, LDO

Edmonds Vision Center

425-771-7772 

12/10/2018 Looking for and LDO for a boutique optical in Bellevue!

12/10/2018

Job Description

Our office is a boutique private practice in Bellevue, close to Microsoft. We place a strong emphasis on exceptional patient experience. We are looking for a licensed optician to join our fabulous team! The candidate needs to have experience in the field, exceptional communication skills and the ability to multitask. Most importantly, we are interested in an individual with the passion to help lay the foundation for our growing company.

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience in the optical field-at least 2 years
  • Availability to work full time or part time 9-5 or 10-6 M-F
  • Great interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Familiarity working with many vision plans
  • Must feel comfortable selling high end products
  • Knowledge of current lens technology

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Sell premium quality eyewear
  • Fit, adjust and dispense glasses
  • Provide the most appropriate ophthalmic lens selections for patients
  • Answer phones to schedule patients and answer general questions as needed
  • Verify insurances and interpret benefits from a large variety of medical and vision plans
  • Contact lens training

If you are an exceptional optician, we’d love to receive your resume!

Please send resume  and cover letter to drbaker@overlakefamilyvision.com

12/07/2018 Edmonds Eyecare Associates is looking for a Licensed Dispensing Optician and or a Registered Apprentice

12/07/2018

Edmonds Eyecare Associates is looking for a Licensed Dispensing Optician and or a Registered Apprentice. Full time. 

Medical, Dental, 401 K available. Some evenings and some Saturdays needed.

Please send resumes to edmondseyecare@usa.net.

12/07/2018 Bellevue Needs LDO Registered Apprentice

12/07/2018

Bellevue Eye Specialists in Bellevue, WA is looking for a Full/Part time Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice to work in a new upscale clinic with the focus on providing quality eye care and eyewear to our community. We differentiate ourselves through our thoroughness and our use of advanced technology.

LDO/Registered Optician who can serve patients, oversee, and drive the business of our small new Optical department all of our team members play a key role in ensuring that our patients have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back and referring friends and family. Team members must demonstrate excellent customer service and technical skills, and work as a team to meet our practice objectives.

In exchange for your hard work, we offer Competitive wages.

Our ideal team members:
• Professional, upbeat and friendly
• Passionate about providing exceptional patient care and customer service
• Enjoys working as a team in a small office setting
• Detail-oriented and accurate even when under pressure
• Knowledgeable with insurance and optical billing including proficient accurate VSP billing
• Ability and willingness to cross train to assist when necessary in all areas of the clinic (front desk, pre-testing patients, optical)

Send Resume and cover letter to manager@centralwaeye.com

11/21/2018 Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA seeks Optician

11/21/2018
Seattle, WA

In this position you will assist customers in selecting eyewear, repair and adjust eyeglasses, and assist doctors in solving prescription problems.

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters – our patients.

Qualifications:

  • Washington State Dispensing Optician License (and 30 hours of Continuing Education Units every three years required if holding licensure) required.
  • Working knowledge of optics and lenses; excellent product and technical knowledge; and an understanding of the color and shape of frames as to how they look on various patients.
  • Preferred: One year experience as an Optician preferred.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.virginiamason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

11/21/2018 Retired LDO available for "fill in" part-time work

11/21/2018

Retired LDO available for “fill in” part-time work. I have 38 years of experience in both wholesale (5 years) and retail (33 years). Eastern Washington ONLY please.

Contact me at (509) 925-1563 or jpvoss54@hotmail.com.

James (Jim) P Voss

11/05/2018 Seeking WA License for a Store manager position

11/05/2018

Seeking WA License for a Store manager position

Vista Optical in Fred Meyer

2041 148th Ave N.E.

Bellevue,WA 98007

We offer competitive wages, a bonus program, and great benefits

Please contact:

Alisha Pronzato

District Manager

National Vision Inc.

Cell: 425-210-2451

Fax: 360-657-4872

Email: alisha.pronzato@nationalvision.com

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an Ocean

Ryunosuke Satoro

10/15/18 Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician-No nights or weekends!

10/15/18

Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician-No nights or
weekends!

Well known on the Eastside, we have an established patient base and high
volume surgical practice. Our optical department provides care for routine
vision patients as well as medical and post-op cataract patients.

Candidates must be computer savvy, friendly, have great time management and
customer service skills, and be able to multi-task.

We offer a medical package through Regence Blue Shield, 401K, AFLAC, plus
two weeks paid time off in your first year.

Visit our website www.nwvision.com

Feel free to contact the office via email with any questions.

Job Type: Full-time

ShopKo Stores Inc. is seeking a Licensed Optical Manager at Union Gap, Washington

10/9/18

POSTING PERIOD: 10/8/2018 –10-20-18
POSITION AVAILABLE: Licensed Optical Manager
STORE/ LOCATION: #073 Union Gap, Washington

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The OM is responsible for managing the operations of the Optical Center and the successful development of your optical staff while partnering with the Doctor of Optometry and other Managers within the store.

REQUIRED: The Optical Manager for Washington State candidate requirement includes a high school education (or equivalent) and a Washington State Dispensing Optician License.  Must have optical experience, excellent supervisory, leadership, interpersonal skills, and have the ability to exercise sound judgment with sound decision-making and customer service skills.

To apply for this position or if you have any questions please contact:
Erin Steffeck, Field Recruiter 920-429-4738 or by e-mail to Erin.Steffeck@shopko.com.

Visions of Washington is seeking a full-time Licensed Optician

10/9/18

Visions of Washington is seeking a full-time Licensed Optician for our Seattle, Washington location.

Responsibilities include:

– Giving each person that walks into our clinics or calls on the phone the best experience and service in fulfilling their visual solutions.
– educating and assisting patients in selecting their glasses frames and lenses
– taking patient glasses related measurements
– presenting and dispensing glasses and contact lenses
– adjusting and repairing glasses
– maintaining frames inventory
– effectively communicating with patients, doctors, staff, and administration.

Visions of Washington offers a team-oriented work environment with benefits
including:

– medical, dental and vision insurance
– paid training
– paid holidays
– paid time off (sick/vacation)

For more information about our company, visit our website at
www.visionsofwa.com

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Seeking Employment

Regina Marquardt

Regina Marquardt
812 S 17th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
509-248-6844

Professional Summary

seasoned optician with more than 30 years of experience in fast-paced retail sales.
Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results
in management and patient care.

Skills

  • Administration and Management
  • Service Orientation
  • Judgement and Decision making
  • Operations and Control
  • Education and Training
  • Repairs

Experience

LDO
Shopko Eyecare-yakima Oct 1988 – current

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.

Heat shape or bend plastic or metal frames to fit clients using pliers and hands.

Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated to facial and eye measurement and optical prescription.

Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.

Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings to suit the clients needs.

Determine the lens prescription using lensometer.

Show clients how to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses.

Repair damaged frames.

Supervise training of opticians.

Perform administrative duties such as trakcing inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and bookkeeping.

Optician Jan 1986 – Jul 1987
Physicians Optical yakima, WA
Lab tech

Education

Graduated Dec 1985
Yakima Business College
Accounting degree

Zolonda Banks

Zolonda Banks
Seattle, WA
bankzoe@gmail.com
2068908067
Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience


Vision care manager
Eyesrite – Kentv
September 2016 to Present
Vision care pre-testing ordering glasses ordering contacts verifying Glasses verifying contact customer
service booking exams Contact lens fit training insertion and removal home account services billing
insurance repairing glasses training techs

Ldo Retail Supervisor
Visionworks – Renton, WA
2016 to Present
I am an outgoing, friendly, and team oriented candidate to join your staff as a Retail Supervisor
(Assistant Manager). The Retail Supervisor is responsible for driving retail sales through selling,
training, developing and leading Eyewear Specialists to “Super Serve” Customers by assured Supervise
overall performance and operation of the store in the absence of the DM and use of following
established procedures and use of sound judgment.
Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Set example and lead retail sales by determining customer wants and needs and selling to exceed
their expectations.
Assist General Manager in supervising of staff including recruitment and interviewing of retail staff,
coaching/counseling meetings, preparation of schedules for retail staff in compliance with payroll
guidelines and customer flow.
Perform all opening and closing procedures to include bank deposits, cash on hand verification, payroll
processing, opening POS systems and signing and filing POS reports.
Administer merchandising and display programs.
Verify that Rx information is entered correctly and completely in the POS system.
Assist GM in analyzing and make adjustments to control expenses and maximize store profitability.
Train and develop optical technicians on all pre-test equipment standards.
Adhere to privacy and confidential and proprietary company policies and procedures (i.e., HIPAA).
As required by changing business needs, complete additional responsibilities as assigned

Licensed Optician
SEE Eyewear – Seattle, WA
June 2013 to 2016
Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Engage and create unique, personalized experiences with each customer; ensure the customer is
always put first follow the SEE Selling System Non-Negotiables with every customer to ensure Service
ExcellenceProvide excellent customer service by determining the customer’s individual needs and providing suggestions and education on frame type, lenses, extras, etc. Provide each customer with
a custom fit by ensuring proper measurements at the time of purchase and at the time of dispensing
by inspecting glasses and making appropriate adjustments; quickly and efficiently problem solve
and correct any issues, as they arise Utilize downtime to ensure merchandising standards and store
appearance standards are being met, Ensure a consistent customer experience by ensuring Operational
and Service Excellence at all times adhere to all SEE policies and procedures, keep up to date on current
fashion, eyewear, and optical trendsMeet and work to exceed personal and store sales goalsSell with
integrityDeliver consistent Service Excellence by continually developing and enhancing knowledge and skills. Be an optical expertProvide guidance and education to Optical StylistsMaintain State License
by ensuring all Continuing Education requirements are met, exemplify the SEE brand and image by
adhering to personal and store appearance guidelines and promoting a high fashion customer focused
environment.
Accomplishments
I’ve increased sales by 30%, increased customer base with premium customer service and skill.
Skills Used
Training optical stylist
Knowledge of optometry
Customer service
Sales
Organization
Team player
LDO/General manager
National Vision – Sea
August 2013 to February 2014
Responsibilities
A General Manager is responsible for managing all facets of the retail store operation, including but not limited to; the daily operation of a retail area including personnel management, budgetary controls, inventory controls while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Ensuring our customers have the best experience is a priority. I will be self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented with an ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced environment. This position requires a lot of
teamwork and provided a great opportunity to join a growing and successful company.
· Effective interpersonal skills
· Ability to present and sell eyeglasses, features, and specialty lenses
· Excellent customer service skills
· Ability to learn optical knowledge
· Recruiting and hiring skills/training
· Ability to analyze financial data in order to identify trends and problem areas that need to be
addressed
· Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Responsibilities:
· Perform duties in such a manner as not to jeopardize the safety and health of themselves, fellow associates,
customers, the public, or the environment
· Meet and exceed pre-established Company goals
· Correctly operate equipment necessary to adjust eyewear
· Coordinate the delivery of eyewear products to customers according to company guidelines
· Listen and respond immediately with an appropriate level of concern to all customer issues. Analyze,
solve, and correct customer service issues
· Ensure that staff training and development files are utilized for every employee and maintain all store
employees attendance records
· Motivate employees to exceed performance standards and recognize star performers
Accomplishments
Accomplishments
I worked my way up from an Assistant Manager to a General manager; also I brought the sales up 30 percent from the previous year. Created safety accounts to bring in more revenue. Created a happy
loyal customer base and helped the associates to believe in reaching their goals in life and work.
Skills Used
Skills Used
Licensed dispensing optician, Leadership, Mentorship, Hiring, Payroll, Vsp billing, Training apprentice
opticians, Organizational Skills.
LDO/ Assistant Manager
National Vision – Seattle, WA
November 2012 to August 2013
Responsibilities
An Assistant Manager assists the General Manager with all day to day store operations to ensure the store operates in accordance to Company policy and procedure. Ensuring our customers have the best experience is a priority. I possessed a strong commitment to quality assurance by assisting customers
in the selection of optical goods and services to best been their needs while striving to reach Company goals and objectives. This position requires a lot of teamwork and provided a great opportunity to join
a growing and successful company.
· Previous management experience in retail and optical industry
· Effective interpersonal skills
· Ability to present and sell eyeglasses, features, and specialty lenses
· Excellent customer service skills
· Ability to analyze financial data in order to identify trends and problem areas that need to be
addressed
· Ability to stand for extended periods of time.  Perform duties in such a manner as not to jeopardize the
safety and health of themselves, fellow- associates, customers, the public, or the environment
· Meet and exceed pre-established Company goals
· Achieve and maintain all identified selling standards
· Monitor statistics achievements against Company standards
· Review re-dos and enforce policies to ensure compliance. Ensure quality standards are met
· Ensure proper communication to the General Manager and/or Division/District Manager on all pertinent
issues
· Coordinate the delivery of eyewear products to customers according to NVI guidelines
· Listen and respond immediately with an appropriate level of concern to all customer issues. Analyze,
solve, and correct customer service issues
· Motivate sales associates to exceed Company goals
Accomplishments
· Meet and exceed pre-established Company goals
· Achieve and maintain all identified selling standards
· Monitor statistics achievements against Company standards
· Review re-dos and enforce policies to ensure compliance. Ensure quality standards are met
· Ensure proper communication to the General Manager and/or Division/District Manager on all pertinent
issues
· Coordinate the delivery of eyewear products to customers according to NVI guidelines
· Listen and respond immediately with an appropriate level of concern to all customer issues. Analyze,
solve, and correct customer service issues
· Motivate sales associates to exceed Company goals
Skills Used
Licensed dispensing optician, Leadership, Mentorship, Hiring, Payroll, Vsp billing, Training apprentice opticians, Organizational Skills. Extreme selling to give the best needs for the customer and training for
staff to do the same.
LDO
Luxoticca – Seattle, WA
May 2010 to November 2012
Responsibilities
Measures eyes and facial contours to recommend proper size frames, and aid customer in selecting frames according to client’s occupation, habits, and appearance. Billing microsoft, eyemed, and all other
insurance
companys, quality inspection on glasses prior to leaving the lab, lead floor salesperson confirms and
instructs
associates in sales and in making goals.
Accomplishments
Top Sales Associate, helped grow customer base by selling the best products to meet the optical needs
and lifestyle needs of the patients, also Lead the Gift of sight program for the less fortunate people in
the community working with social workers , school nurses and pastors.

Skills Used
Licensed dispensing optician, Leadership, Mentorship , Hiring, Payroll, Vsp billing,Training apprentice
opticians, Organizational Skills. Extreme selling to give the best needs for the customer and training for
staff to do the same
Education
Computer Science
Southern University – Baton Rouge, LA
1988 to 1991
LDO 1949 in Optometry
Highline Community College – Seattle, WA
Skills
License Dispensing Optician
Additional Information
References
Kelly Bowey manager GHC
Group Health Co op – 1997 to 2007
Reference Kelly Bowey manager GHC 609-576-6936 now at us vision
kbowey-roosevelt@usvision.com
Kyle
GM@ lenscrafters 425-641-9303
Jenise Hill @ Americas Best
206-856-0305
Deandre David @ Delta Airlines HR dept
206-434-2997

Upscale Optical/Optometry Practice for Sale in North End of Tacoma, WA

05/23/2018

This optical boutique is located in a well-established neighborhood in North End Tacoma. The area is continually growing with lots of new restaurants and businesses and is locat4ed near major highways, public transportation, and the beautiful Point Defiance Park. Easy access from main roads to a dedicated parking lot with ample spaces makes it easy for customers to come in. Customers in the neighborhood are very loyal and know the value of an independent practice. The business was established in 1957, and owned by the current optician for 17 years. There is a spacious dispensary with about 700 frames on display, with lots of natural light from large windows. Also included: one exam room, a contact lens room ready to be converted to an exam room if needed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. Seller is ready to retire but is willing to assist in the transition if needed. The business is perfect for an optician or an optometrist to take over. Space is leased part-time to an optometrist and an ocular prosthetic company, and both may be willing to stay. Both practices benefit the optical by bringing in more patients who are in need of glasses.

For more information please contact:
Diane at:
northendoptical@msn.com
Ph: 253-759-2299

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