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

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

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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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 all of our offices in the San Antonio, TX area. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of...
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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 all of our offices in the San Antonio, TX area. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 98666Store #: 003242 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: 98412Store #: 009026 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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LPN Ambulatory

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, optometrist and/or podiatrist, performs patient care activities and completes required documentation for patients of all ages.Responsibilities:Performs patient care for patients of all ages and documents patient care as per policy and guidelines...
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Health Technician (Ophthalmology)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryOUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 98223Store #: 003374 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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Manhattan Beach, CA

Opthalmic Tech 1-Prairie Du Chien

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Full-time, Days, 8 hour shifts.The Ophthalmic Technician I is responsible for providing quality ophthalmic patient care under the direction of an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in accord with standard organizational policies and procedures. Provides a technical assistance to the eye practice...
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Prairie du Chien, WI

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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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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Optometrist - Doctor of Optometry

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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Doctor of Optometry

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OptometristKessler EyeCareMission, KSKessler Eyecare is currently looking to add an optometrist in the Kansas City area. We have three Kansas City locations, each equiped with everything you need to take care of your patient's primary eye care needs. Our staff is trained in caring for patients...
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OD Intern - Bennington, VT

Type: Internship
Position DescriptionProvides optical clinical care by diagnosing Customers to manage treatment of visual problems and ocular disease; providing effective patient education and counseling; and communicating with key stakeholders (for example, Optometrist, Clinic Staff) to increase understanding of...
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Bennington, VT

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 Riverdale, GA office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of practice management are...
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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 Avondale, AZ office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As one of our optometrists, the responsibilities of practice management are...
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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 Conyers, GA office. Experienced ODs and New Grads welcome.As part of our network, the responsibilities of practice management are handled...
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LensCrafters - Sales Associate Macys

Type: Part Time
Requisition ID: 98155Store #: 003364 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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