If you are currently looking to extend your knowledge and grasp of the optometric field, look no further than this page where current openings in private offices, research labs, clinics, etc. will be posted.

Note: Availabilities are dependent on the current job market situation
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Updated 9/28/2022

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

San Leandro, CA

Job opportunity — looking for part time reception / optometric assistant

Private setting Optometry office in San Leandro looking for reception / optometric assistant for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our office hours are 930am to 600pm. It is a great opportunity to get to understand and learn about the field of optometry while getting pay at the same time. We are willing to train and teach, so experience in the field is not required. We do require candidate to have positive attitude and willing to learn.

Job description: general office work including filing, data entry and scanning. Pre-testing including auto-refractor, topography, color vision, and stereopsis. Customer services including frame and lenses selection, check for insurance, and verifying jobs.

Please email your CV to simply.vision.optometry@gmail.com
Kalli Leung, O.D.

Updated 10/19/2022

VOLUNTEER FOR EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE BLIND

Berkeley, CA

The East Bay Center for the Blind (EBCB) is seeking volunteers on a short and long term basis to assist with the Center’s daily operations, programs, and events. Our hours of operation are Tues-Fri 10:00am to 3:00 pm and we sometimes host events and activities on Saturdays.

Volunteer Opportunities:
1. Assist with clerical tasks
2. Reading of printed materials aloud
3. Provide support for community outings and events (purchasing of food and supplies, preparation and clean-up, sighted guide for walks and outing activities).
4. Transportation (access to vehicle necessary).
5. Provide technical assistance (ex. data entry, website development, research, etc.).
6. Assist with outreach and fundraising.

If you are interested and would like more information please contact Jan Santos, Executive Director, or Mike Cole, President at 510-843-6935, email info@eastbaycenterfortheblind.org and attention Jan and Mike in the subject line.

www.eastbaycenterfortheblind.org

Updated 8/29/2022

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Optometric Group in downtown Berkeley is looking to hire new optometric technicians. This position involves assisting doctors in running optometric equipment, and optician work (including frame selection, placing and checking in lab orders for glasses and contacts, billing insurance, troubleshooting patients’ concerns). This position will also overlap with some front desk work, as needed.

No prior experience required; we are happy to train you in all of these areas. We’re looking for someone enthusiastic about the field and is motivated to learn.
Minimum commitment of one year – we’re ideally looking for someone who can work full-time, but part-time could work if you’re able to work a minimum of two days a week for most of the day. This is an ideal position for a pre-optometry student who is taking a gap year before going to optometry school. The 3 doctors here all went to Berkeley Optometry and 2 of them have taught in the program; we will provide career mentorship during your time working at this practice.

Please contact Dr. Stephen Chun at drchun.bog@gmail.com with your resume/CV and cover letter. You can find more information about our practice at https://www.berkeleyoptometricgroup.com/

Updated 8/25/22

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Rodeo, CA

Seeking entry level, part time help for our optometry office. Ideal candidate would be a college student who is a reliable, responsible individual with a caring disposition and able to provide exceptional customer service. Current time needed Fridays 9-5:30 and two Saturdays a month 9-1. Possibility for expanded hours, depending on candidate’s school schedule. Ideal opportunity for students interested in optometry or a health career. Willing to work around student’s class schedules.

Job Description:
– Assist patients in scheduling appointments
– Obtain insurance information and verify benefits prior to appointments
– Data entry into the Electronic Health Record and preparation of patient files.
– Answer, forward, and return calls and emails
– Perform pretesting and take patient history
– Seat patients in exam room and maintain patient flow
– Promotion of office through social media
– Hourly salary dependent on experience.

Please apply via email only at idocstaff@hotmail.com
No calls or in-person visits. Thank you.

Rodeo Family Optometry
671 Parker Avenue
Rodeo, CA 94572

Updated 7/25/2022

SEE THE LORD VOLUNTEER

San Jose, CA

See the Lord, a local nonprofit focused on providing free eye exams and glasses to the underserved, will be having a service trip on Saturday, October 15th to serve the low-income, predominantly Spanish-speaking population of San Jose. We’re looking for especially Spanish-speaking volunteers, however you do not have to speak Spanish or be religious to volunteer! We’ll train you with the skills needed and basic clinical Spanish that you will use during the trip. Carpooling will be organized. It is a great way to give back to the community, learn optometric skills, and network with doctors. The doctors within the STL community are more than happy to mentor pre-optometry students by teaching you clinical skills the day of and answer any questions you might have about the profession even after this trip – definitely a good experience that you can talk about during your optometry school applications!

The deadline to sign up is August 12th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Rose Hoang at rose@seethelord.org
https://www.seethelord.org/mission-trips

Updated 7/21/2022

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Oakland, CA

When Dr. Morton Sarver first opened Rockridge Optometry in 1946, he began a lasting legacy of providing the highest quality of care in a warm, personalized environment—a legacy that continues to this day. The Rockridge Optometry staff strives to make every part of the patient experience the best that it can be. From a friendly smile at our front desk to our enthusiastic team of interns, opticians, and doctors, we are all passionate about delivering a great experience.
You will be responsible for handling preliminary testing and exam preparation, as well as any miscellaneous tasks needed for the office, several of which involve direct patient interaction.
Preliminary measurements you will be expected to carry out include determining an accurate prescription reading using a lensometer, testing patients for retinal health and signs of glaucoma, and administering dilating eye drops. There will be instances in which you will be required to teach patients how to insert and remove all kinds of contact lenses. In addition, you will be expected to prepare for future appointments by verifying and pulling insurance authorizations, and creating digital exam records through OfficeMate’s ExamWriter program.

During busy periods, you will be required to assist front desk staff with receptionist duties, including greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking out patients, taking contact lens orders, and scanning documents.
Meticulous attention to detail, excellent time management ability, critical problem-solving skills, the ability to work with a team, and a commitment to customer service are all essential for this role. We are seeking someone who will always be willing to learn!
More Details:
– $16-$20 per hour based on experience
– Part-time
– 7 minute walk from Rockridge Bart Station
Please send a resume and cover letter to manager@rockridgeoptometry.com telling us why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a great addition to our team.

Updated 7/19/2022

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Lafayette, CA

Lamorinda Optometry is looking for a full-time or part-time optometric technician to join our private practice in Lafayette. We are a well-established practice happily serving the Lamorinda community, including Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Walnut Creek, and beyond. We are located on the busy Mt. Diablo Blvd, just down the street from the Lafayette BART station.

Main position responsibilities:
– Performing pre-testing
– Scheduling patients
– Checking patients in and out of appointments
– Ordering contact lenses
– Training patients on insertion and removal of contact lenses

Dr. Orr and Dr. Yu are UCBSO alumni, and Dr. Yu is a Foresight alumna. They are happy to share their experiences and give advice to any pre-optometry student that joins their practice.

If you are interested, please reach out and send your resume to nathanorrod@pacbell.net.

Updated 7/19/2022

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Oakland, CA

East Bay Vision Center Optometry is a family practice with three Easy Bay locations:Oakland, Fremont and Pleasanton. We practice primary care Optometry with emphasis on Myopia management. We are looking for friendly people to join our team as optometric interns, or optometric techs. Experience is appreciated but not necessary. Applicants should have a friendly personality with willingness to help people. This position is a great opportunity for pre optometry students or Optometry students to learn about private practice optometry and myopia management, including orthokeratology, soft multifocals and Atropine therapy. Interns will develop valuable patient interactions skills as well as skills and knowledge of advanced instruments and equipment such as fundus cameras, topographers etc.

Our Oakland location is accessible by bus, BART and is a short ride from UC Berkeley. Fremont and Pleasanton locations provide free parking. We are looking for part time help and days are flexible, but must include some Saturdays.

Responsibilities:
– Front desk administrative duties such as answering phones, scheduling patients, checking insurance eligibility, reminding patients of their appointments, etc.
– Explain insurance benefits, and help patients with frame and lens selection
– Assist doctors in pre-testing patients as well as special medical testing such as fundus cameras, topography, OCT, intraocular pressures.
– Take good medical history and enter data accurately and completely into Electronic medical records
– Train patients to wear contact lenses, and manage contact lens trials.

Competitive compensations depending on experience. Full time techs or Opticians are also encouraged to apply.

To learn more about our office please visit our website: www.ebvc.com

Please send your resume with a cover letter to my email: drlo@ebvc.com.

Updated 6/24/2022

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Milpitas, CA

Milpitas Optometric Group is a large group practice located in Milpitas, California. We are looking for a friendly person with strong customer service skills and a willingness to learn to join our Front Office team.

Experience is appreciated, but we are willing to train the right candidate. This is a great opportunity for pre-optometry students looking to work full time during their gap year or even part time during the school year. We are proud that many of our former optometric assistants have gone on to optometry school, and our office is a great place to learn more about the profession. To learn more about our office, please visit https://www.milpitasoptometric.com/.

Responsibilities:
– Answer phones
– Schedule patients
– Pull insurance
– Explain insurance benefits
– Assist doctors in pre-testing patients
– Ensure accuracy in medical history taking
– Train patients to wear contact lenses
– Special medical testing
– Must be able to work until 2PM on Saturdays and the flexibility to work some evenings if needed

Compensation is $17.50-$19.00/hour (based on experience). Benefits for full time staff include 401-K matching, medical and vision benefits, holiday and vacation pay.

To apply: please email hiring@milpitasoptometric.com with a custom cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

Updated 7/19/2022

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

San Francisco, CA

Providing personalized eye health services for over 30 years.

We have been serving patients in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Regular eye examinations are necessary to maintain your eye health. Our doctors have been highly trained to provide comprehensive vision care utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, instruments, and examination techniques.
Our eyeglass selection consists of over 800 frames, including sunglasses. Our staff offers exceptional friendly and personalized service.

We are looking for a part-time Optometric Assistant to work in our optometry practice in the heart of the Financial District San Francisco with easy access to BART. We love working with pre-optometry students and can provide training that will be useful in your career! Our office hours are Mon-Fri and scheduling may be flexible for this paid position. The position will have the opportunity for a possible full-time position as well.

The qualities and skills we are looking for are:
– Friendly and customer service oriented
– Strong multi-tasker willing to be a team player
– Someone who is detail-oriented and who can think well on their feet
– An interest and focus on delivering great patient care

Job responsibilities include:
– Using equipment to pre-test and prep patients for Doctor
– Answering the phones and scheduling patient appointments
– Verifying and explaining insurance coverage
– Working with patients and their glasses and contacts
– Filing and data entry

**Previous optical experience is a bonus, but good communication skills are most important!

If you are interested in this position, please email Goldengateoptometry@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume.

Updated 6/7/2022

DAR STUDENT ASSISTANT

Berkeley, CA

The Development and Alumni Relations team at Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science is looking to hire an undergraduate student who would be able to be their DAR student assistant. Ideally, they would like for this person to be able to work 10-18 hours a week, start ASAP, be work-study eligible (when the work-study program resumes in July).

Please email sjzepeda@berkeley.edu if you are interested or want more information!

Updated 6/4/22

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Albany, CA

Private Berkeley Optometry practice seeking a friendly, enthusiastic, and organized individual to join our healthcare team. Must be dependable and have great communication and people skills to provide excellent customer service.

We have an opening for a part-time or full-time employee. This position includes Saturdays from 9-5pm.

Great opportunity to learn about optometry!

Please reply with cover letter and resume to Dr. Chen:
rchenod@yahoo.com
For more information, please visit us at https://www.solanoeyecare.com/

Updated 6/4/22

OPTICIAN

Saratoga, CA

Job Title: Part-time Optician/Office Coordinator
Location: Specs Saratoga, 12295 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd, STE 500, Saratoga, CA 95070
Specs in Saratoga is seeking an authentic, friendly, detail oriented individual to join our growing practice.

Duties include:
– Greet/check in patients, schedule appointments, and answer phone calls
– Assist patients in frame and lens selection and take appropriate optical measurements
– Place contact lens and optical orders for patients
– Administrative tasks (ie. inventory management, patient recall, insurance verification, post appointment office sanitation maintenance, etc.)
– Check-in/verify orders and dispense optical/contact lens orders
– Assist in daily Google SEO/post tasks and social media management

Ideal Candidate:
– College students interested in a career in healthcare, preferably Optometry
– Friendly, outgoing, curious, with a willingness to learn
– Dependable, punctual, organized professional
– Team player with an astute sense of providing genuine hospitality
– Interest in healthcare with a focus on delivering boutique, concierge experiences
– Bi-lingual Mandarin speaker is a plus but not required

We are looking for someone who can work 15-20 hours a week, 1-2 Saturdays a month, with the possibility of more hours as we grow. We are open Tuesdays – Fridays from 10AM – 5PM, and Saturdays from 11AM – 5PM. We are flexible and can work around your schedule, but require 1-2 Saturdays a month.

You will have the opportunity to get your feet wet in all aspects of a boutique optical and optometry practice with UC Berkeley alumni optometrists and a veteran of the luxury retail industry.

If you are interested, please send your resume and letter of interest, explaining why you’d like this position and your availability to esther@specs-optical.com
Thanks for your interest!

Updated 6/4/22

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Lafayette, CA

Calling all pre-optos or those interested in pursuing a career in the optometry/healthcare field! Our practice is growing and we are hiring for a full-time front desk/optometric assistant. There are also opportunities to learn to style patients in eyewear!

The ideal candidate is a friendly, punctual, dependable, professional, hard working, patient oriented individual who is a team player and can multitask. Candidates who are proactive, have great customer service, and can take initiative are strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:
– Checking patients in and out and scheduling appointments
– Collecting all charges at the end of the exam and submitting all exam and contact lens orders to their insurance
– Answering a multi-line phone line
– Verifying eligibility of insurances with both medical and vision insurances
– Responding to faxes, patient calls, and emails in a timely manner
– Utilizing pre-testing equipment
– Glasses dispense and adjustments
– Contact lens ordering, verification, and insertion and removal training
– Assisting the doctor in various tasks both in the exam lane and in the clinic
– Other responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate proves up to the task, as well as the option of pursuing your own projects

Compensation depends on experience. Experience in the field isn’t required, but we are willing to offer paid training for the right candidate. This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training and gain experience in the optometry field. We ask that you would be able to commit 1 to 2 years to working with our patients.

If you are interested in joining our team AND can commit 1-2 years please email your resume to Melissa.ngo.od@gmail.com
We look forward to meeting you!

Updated 6/4/22

Optometry Intern

Pleasanton, CA

We are looking for an Optometry Intern for our private optometry practice in Pleasanton, which is BART accessible. This position is ideal for students looking to apply to optometry school within the next two years. We offer a great opportunity to work in a professional office environment with direct patient interaction and comprehensive training. The internship is Full-Time during Summer 2022 and Winter 2022.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
You will learn various aspects of optometry including pre-testing patients, performing optical coherence tomography, obtaining patient’s visual acuity, checking patient’s eye pressure, styling patients with eyeglasses, and edging lenses, Administrative functions include billing, filing, cleaning, scheduling appointments, and managing inventory. Must be available to work on Saturdays and the last week of 2022.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Outstanding customer service and communications skills. Enjoys talking and working with people. Willingness to learn and excel. Prior healthcare or retail experience is a plus. Prior experience as an optometric assistant or an optician is a plus, but not a requirement.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply, we are willing to train a candidate with the right personality. If you have these qualifications, you will be a good fit to join our family, please email us your resume, cover letter, and references. Your cover letter should indicate (1) your desire to work as an Optometry Intern, (2) why you are pursing a career as an optometrist, and (3) your career goals after your graduate from optometry school.
Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in the body of your email in plain text to hiring@2020ew.com
Applications due by June 30, 2022.

Updated 6/4/22

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Pleasanton, CA

We are looking for an Optometric Assistant/Optician for our private optometry practice in Pleasanton, which is BART accessible. We offer a great opportunity to work in a professional office environment with direct patient interaction and comprehensive training.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
You will learn various aspects of optometry including pre-testing patients, performing optical coherence tomography, obtaining patient’s visual acuity, checking patient’s eye pressure, styling patients with eyeglasses, and edging lenses, Administrative functions include billing, filing, cleaning, scheduling appointments, and managing inventory. Must be available to work on Saturdays.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Outstanding customer service and communications skills. Enjoys talking and working with people. Willingness to learn and excel. Prior retail or sales experience is a plus. Prior healthcare experience or a desire to learn about optometry is a plus. Prior experience as an optometric assistant or an optician is a plus, but not a requirement.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply, we are willing to train a candidate with the right personality. If you have these qualifications, you will be a good fit to join our family, please email us your resume, cover letter, and references. Your cover letter should indicate (1) your desire to work as an Optometric Assistant / Optician, (2) your career goals over the next five years, and (3) you salary requirements.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in the body of your email in plain text to hiring@2020ew.com
Applications due by June 30, 2022.

Updated 6/4/22

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Rodeo, CA

Our optometry office is seeking an optometric assistant/receptionist. We are looking for a candidate who is able to work approximately 1-3 days/ week

Duties include:
– Answering phones and greeting patients
– Authorizing and billing vision and medical insurance plans
– Scheduling and confirming appointments
– Managing patient charts
– Patient pre-testing

Qualified applicants:
– Interest in optometry as a profession or in the health care field
– Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
– Friendly demeanor with good communication skills
– Comfortable with using computers (web browsers, EMR)
– Prompt and dependable

Job Type: Part-time
Open days are Monday 11-7, Wednesdays 9-5:30, Thursdays 9-5:30

Please send resume, availability, and information to drs_upshaw_kopiko@hotmail.com

Updated 6/4/22

OPTOMETRY FRONT DESK

San Francisco, CA

Our huge private practice in the heart of SF Financial District seeks an energetic multi-tasker for our front desk. You make the first impression to all our patients, so please be neat, professional, and well spoken. Please be cool under pressure. You’ll be part of a large team that likes to work together and play together!

Hourly wage is based on experience, plus we offer Commuter Checks, medical/vision benefits, disability insurance, gym membership, and profit sharing.

Minimum 1 year commitment, 9am-6pm, 5 days a week including most Saturdays.

Email your resume to hallszetooptometry@yahoo.com if this opportunity excites you!

Updated 6/4/2022

OPTOMETRY INTERN

Hercules, CA

Come learn about Optometry and gain useful skills!! We will train the right person for a paid internship position. We are an established private optometry office located in Hercules (located just 15 miles north of Berkeley). This is a friendly, professional working environment. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the field of optometry! Let us know your schedule and we are happy to work around it, however you must be available on Saturdays. We have a part time and a full time position available.

Job duties include:
– Assisting optometrists
– Greeting patients
– Pre-testing (auto-refractor, I-care eye pressure measurement, visual fields and blood pressure testing)
– Managing patient charts
– Dispensing/ordering/adjusting/repairing eyeglasses
– Contact Lens Training of insertion and removal
– Front desk and general administrative duties: schedule/confirm appointments, obtaining insurance information, billing insurances, scanning
– Assist patients with frame and lens selection

We are looking for someone who is professional, hard-working, motivated, punctual, reliable, organized, trustworthy, and energetic. Our practice philosophy is that the doctor and staff work together to deliver the highest quality vision care to our patients! Experience in customer service is preferred but not necessary.

Email your resume along with salary history and requirements to optometryhercules@gmail.com
For more information, visit us at BrightEyesOptometry.com