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
Disclaimer: The posting of opportunities does not constitute an endorsement by the UCB Foresight Club, the UCB School of Optometry, or the Regents of the University of California. We offer no guarantees as to the value of the opportunity or accuracy of its description.

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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 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

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

OPTICIAN

San Francisco, CA

We are an optometry office, located in Japantown/Lower Pacific Heights that has been serving our community for over 20 years! We are looking for a part time or full time optician/frame stylist who is both personable and welcoming to our patients. A passion for eye care and general patient health is essential to providing the best experience we can!

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:
– Fulfill patients’ orders
– Some administrative work
– Be a personal frame stylist
– Stay current on product knowledge and fashion trends
– Educate patients on lens choices and coatings

Requirements & Qualifications:
Experience is a huge plus, but not required. We are open to candidates who are passionate and hungry to learn new skills! Whether you are looking for your first opportunity in eye care or you’re an experienced optician looking to take the next step in your career, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Benefits offered for full time position:
– Paid time off
– Health insurance
– Retirement benefits
– Employee discounts
– Flexible schedules

Hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Please contact Dr. Terrence Chan or Dr. Daniel Situ at 415-921-1500 or email: tchan53@gmail.com with resume.

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

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