2017 Optometrists
Median Pay: US$103,900
Entry Level: Doctoral or professional degree
Summary
Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
Duties

Optometrists typically do the following:

  • Perform vision tests and analyze results
  • Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, and eye diseases, such as glaucoma
  • Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other visual aids, and if state law permits, medications
  • Perform minor surgical procedures to correct or treat visual or eye health issues
  • Provide treatments such as vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation
  • Provide pre- and postoperative care to patients undergoing eye surgery - for example, examining a patient's eyes the day after surgery
  • Evaluate patients for the presence of other diseases and conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, and refer patients to other healthcare providers as needed
  • Promote eye and general health by counseling patients

Some optometrists spend much of their time providing specialized care, particularly if they are working in a group practice with other optometrists or physicians. For example, some optometrists mostly treat patients with only partial sight, a condition known as low vision. Others may focus on treating infants and children.

Optometrists promote eye health and counsel patients on how general health can affect eyesight. For example, they may counsel patients on how smoking cessation or weight loss can reduce vision problems.

Many optometrists own their practice and those who do may spend more time on general business activities, such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, and marketing their business.

Optometrists also may work as postsecondary teachers, do research in optometry colleges, or work as consultants in the eye care industry.

Optometrists should not be confused with ophthalmologists or dispensing opticians. Ophthalmologists are physicians who perform eye surgery and treat eye diseases in addition to performing eye exams and prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. For more information on ophthalmologists, see the physicians and surgeons profile. Dispensing opticians fit and adjust eyeglasses and, in some states, fill contact lens prescriptions that an optometrist or ophthalmologist has written.

Optometrist - Doctor of Optometry (Employee)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 108838Store #: 008879 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Optometrist - Doctor of Optometry (Employee)

Type: Part Time
OverviewPhysicians Eyecare Group has the perfect opportunity for the dedicated Doctors of Optometry.Here are the simple reasons why we're a leader in the optical industry:We have centralized support center, which allows you to focus more on patient careOur company is one of the fastest growing...
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Optometrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Our Practice is looking for a dedicated Doctor of Optometry with strong diagnostic skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care for our Hurst, TX office. This role allows you to see patients with a wide variety of pathology and refractive needs. Experienced ODs and New...
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Optometrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Our Practice is looking for a dedicated Doctor of Optometry with strong diagnostic skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care for our Brighton, CO office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of practice management are...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 108369Store #: 008803 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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OPTOMETRIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Optometrist

Type: Part Time
Our Practice is looking for a dedicated Doctor of Optometry with strong diagnostic skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care for our Sacramento, CA office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of practice management are...
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Optometrist - Doctor of Optometry (Employee)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewPhysicians Eyecare Group has the perfect opportunity for the dedicated Doctors of Optometry.Here are the simple reasons why we're a leader in the optical industry:We have centralized support center, which allows you to focus more on patient careOur company is one of the fastest growing...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 108134Store #: 003377 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Springfield, PA

LensCrafters - Sales Associate

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107824Store #: 008493 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107871Store #: 003307 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Sherman Oaks, CA

LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107972Store #: 003376 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Citrus Heights, CA

LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107994Store #: 003375 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 108042Store #: 003366 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Optometrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Crystal Clear Eye Associates of Florida is looking for a dedicated Doctor of Optometry with strong diagnostic skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care for our Tallahassee, FL office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107694Store #: 008871 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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Optometrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Eugene & Wilsonville, OR-Pacific Eye Group, P.C., the Visionworks Practice in OR, is looking for Full-time Optometrists to help grow our practice locations in Eugene and Wilsonville. We're a 7-location primary eye care provider throughout OR that serves the needs of OR patients. This...
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Optometrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
TSA, the Visionworks Practice in AZ, is looking for part-time / fill-in Optometrists to help grow our practice locations in Phoenix and Tucson. We're a 22-location primary eye care provider throughout AZ that's been serving the needs of AZ patients since 2004. This practice is Doctor-...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 107597Store #: 008867 LensCraftersPosition:Part-TimeLensCrafters is bringing it's optical retail experience to Macy's department stores in the U.S.Macy's and Luxottica, a world leader in eyecare, have a successful history together. Our relationship is built around a...
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