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.


If you are interested in having your own posting on this page, please feel free to contact Faye: foresight.webcoordinator@gmail.com
Updated 2019
Updated 2019
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Updated 3/11/2019
Optometry Volunteer
Berkeley, California

Lunettes du Monde Optometry on 4th Street is currently looking for a volunteer! This is a great opportunity for pre-optometry students to get a glimpse of a private optometry setting as well as work closely with opticians and an experienced optometrist. Volunteers will also be given opportunities to shadow/observe. We are looking for someone who can commit around 10hrs/week (flexible schedule).

Our location is easily accessible via the 51B! If you’re interested, please send an email to lundumonde@gmail.com.

Updated 3/4/2019
Part-Time / Full-Time Optometric Assistant
San Francisco, California
We are looking for a part-time Optometric Assistant to work in our busy 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 opportunity for a possible full-time position as well.
The qualities and skills we are looking for are:
– Friendly and customer service oriented
– Good communication skills, both verbal and written
– Someone who is detail oriented and who can think well on their feet
– Strong multi-tasker willing to be a team player
– Knowledgeable with office machines (printers, scanners, faxes, etc.)
– Reliable and punctual
– An interest and focus on delivering great patient care
Job responsibilities include:
– Answering the phones and scheduling patient appointments
– Handling patient questions via phone calls and walk-ins
– Verifying and explaining insurance coverage
– Using equipment to pre-test and prep patients for doctor
– Helping patients choose eyewear
– Dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses
– Filing and data entry
**Previous optical experience is a bonus, but good communication skills is most important!
If you are interested in this position, please email Goldengateoptometry@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume.
Updated 2/22/2019
Optometric Assistant / Front Desk
San Fransisco, California

Our beautiful 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.

We have 2-4 part-time openings at our large private practice in the SF financial district. Duties include pretesting, billing, contact lens ordering, etc. With four doctors and a staff of 18+, our office setting would be a great learning environment for any optometry student.

This is a unique opportunity to work in the largest private practice in SF, founded and staffed by UCBSO alums. You’ll be part of a large team that likes to work together and play together!
Email your resume if this opportunity excites you! HallSzetoOptometry@yahoo.com

Updated 2/4/2019
Part / Full Time Optometric Assistant
Hayes Valley, California

Through the Hayes Optometry is looking for Part or Full Time Optometric Assistant.

We are located in Hayes Valley, a very fun neighborhood just a short walk from the Civic Center Bart Station.  Duties include learning medical equipment used to pre-test patients, answering phones and scheduling appointments, working with vision insurances, as well as various clerical duties.

Salary starts at $17.00/hour and up and increases with job performance.  You will also be eligible to participate in our staff bonus program. Hours are variable and could include Saturday and/or Sunday.

Please send your resume and contact information to HayesEyeDocs@gmail.com

Updated 1/25/2019
Video Game Study
Berkeley, California

Hello Foresight! We are looking for participants to help with our lab’s video game study (PI: Roger Li OD, PhD). This is a great way for you to be more immersed in research and to learn more about optometry directly on campus. Currently, we are looking for participants who are non-videogamers.

To determine whether or not you qualify for our study, please complete this questionnaire, and please be as specific as possible in your answers. Should you qualify for the study, you will be compensated for your time at a flexible rate ($10-13/hour) depending on how quickly you complete the study. You will be playing video games for a total of 40 hours (2 hours/session, 20 sessions). Prior to and following that, you will be asked to come into the lab to complete some other tests, split over 2-4 sessions (~1-1.5 hours each). We are VERY flexible in regards to scheduling if you qualify for our study.

Feel free to email me (Betty Li) at bettyli@berkeley.edu with the subject line “Video Game Study” if you have any questions regarding this study.

Updated 1/24/2019
Optometric Office Assistant / Optician
San Francisco, California

Eyecare and Fashion! (Part-time/ Full-time)

This is not a temporary position. Serious inquiries only!

We are a well-established private optometric practice in the Excelsior District that has been providing premium eye care for over 30 years seeking an Optometric Assistant team member.

Our practice specializes in personalized care with high tech equipment and designer frames.

Office hours- Mon-Fri 9-noon, 1-6:00 PM, Sat 9 AM-1PM. Saturday hours occasionally until 3 PM.

You must be able to work on Saturdays as needed.

This is a customer service position with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. Seeking a friendly, energetic, organized, detail oriented person with excellent communication skills. You should have a strong work ethic, be dependable, punctual, mature, eager to learn, and self motivated.

This fast paced and team oriented work environment will require you to work independent of direct supervision at times, and be open to constructive criticism to further the office’s excellence in patient care.


  • Sales, recommending lens options based on doctor recommendations
  • Fitting, adjusting, dispensing, and repairs of eyewear
  • Assisting patients with pre-examination procedures
  • Contact lens training of insertion & removal
  • Verify insurance eligibility, process insurance claims, billing, and other office functions.


  • 1 yr or more of experience in an optometric/optical office preferred.
  • Experience working with patients/ customer service
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication, bilingual a plus
  • Typing and skilled on the computer( Officemate)
  • Attention to detail and precision with numbers/calculations
  • Self motivated and able to learn quickly
  • Great personality, patient care, positive attitude
  • Professional appearance
  • Salary is based on experience relevant to an optometric practice. Salary to increase with job proficiency and added job responsibilities. Benefits are available.

Email resumes with cover letter stating why you are interested in this job, with references, minimum salary requirement, and the days and hours you can work. People who are interested can email the doctor at jchunod@gmail.com. In the email, please say you were referred by Jeremy.

Updated 1/22/2019
Optometric Administrator
Concord, California
Openings: student internship, part time employment, full time employment
Join a thriving, dynamic Optometric office in Concord, CA. Founded in 2001, East Bay Optometry serves excellent eye healthcare to patients throughout and around the Bay Area. We are seeking a motivated self-starter to help us scale our business and join the team as soon as possible. Dr. Connie Wang completed both her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California, Berkeley. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Wang specializes in contact lens, geriatric, and pediatric optometry. She is certified in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) and Refractive Surgery (LASIK) Co-Management. Dr. Wang is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing all front-office tasks including the phone, appointment calendars, insurance plans, and eyewear
  • Assisting the doctor with patient background information and files
  • Pre-testing patients
  • Conducting contact lens tests and training
  • Dispensing and managing eyewear orders
  • Selling eyewear to incoming patients
  • B.S. or A.A. degree required (Pre-Med or Pre-Optometry are a plus)
  • Sales experience is preferred
  • Optometric and admin experience preferred
  • Personable, friendly and mature attitude to work with patients and customers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and trustworthy
  • Ability to work quickly in a dynamic medical office environment

To apply: 

Please email your resume to drkhwang@pacbell.net
Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
San Francisco, California

Joanne Yee, OD, FAAO & Associates

101 Spear St, A6. SF, CA. 94105

info@joanneyeeod.com (415) 495-8600 · joanneyeeod.com

JOB POSITION: Part-Time Optometric Assistant


  • using automated equipment to:
  • take digital images of the front and back of the eye
  • determine preliminary refraction and corneal curvature
  • take corneal topography
  • take eye and blood pressure
  • evaluate peripheral visual fields
  • carrying out the administrative side of running a practice:
  • procuring insurance authorizations
  • greeting and interacting with patients
  • scheduling and confirming appointments
  • taking and recording payments
  • restocking lenses and supplies
  • assisting doctors

HOURS: 8 to 16 hours per week (office hours are 9 am – 6 pm Monday thru Friday)

SALARY: $15/hr


We need you to be reliable, a self-starter, and earnest in your attitude to help others: both patients and fellow staff members. If you enjoy helping people and experiencing their immediate positive feedback, then this job will be a good fit for you. We are more than willing to help train the right person in the necessary skills.


If you are interested in this job, please email a cover letter, along with your resume, to info@joanneyeeod.com


Updated 1/19/2019
Walnut Creek, California

Ophthalmology practice in Walnut Creek looking for an optician to work this summer. Our optician is going on maternity leave from April to August so we are looking for someone who has optician experience and is motivated to work in a busy ophthalmology practice. The position would be full time, M-F, 8-5pm, and pay would be based on skills and experience. Great opportunity to make some extra cash during the summer and also work alongside both ODs and MDs. Please contact MLVeyedoc@gmail.com

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
Point Richmond, California

Private optometry practice in quaint Pt Richmond (15mins from Berkeley‘s campus) is searching for part-time help. Duties would include helping to pre-test patients, make frame adjustments, assist in contact lens insertion & removal training sessions, and various clerical duties. We are flexible with scheduling and can work with student schedules, but we do ask that candidates be available for 10-12 hours (or more) a week including a few hours on Saturdays. We are 2 fun, UCBSO grad optometrists who are very supportive of students!

Please send your resume and contact information to lisa@pointrichmondoptometry.com.

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
Castro Valley, California
Private practice in Castro Valley and I am looking for a student intern to work anywhere from 12-15 hours a week. Winter break is a great time to join the team.

About us: We are a growing optometry office focused on excellent patient care coupled with fashion forward eyewear. We are looking for an optometric intern who is a self-starter and quick learner. You would get to learn all aspects of private practice from optical to contact lenses. Dr. Mary Nguyen is a graduate of UCBSO and the practice has been serving the community since 1979.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Front office reception: scheduling, answering phones, checking in patients
  • Pre-testing patients on optical equipment
  • Optical work: frame selection, adjustments and dispensing
  • Insurance verification and billing

Qualifications and Skills

  • Customer service and interpersonal skills, reception skills
  • Must be mature and able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Sales experience
  • Computer skills a must. Microsoft office, EHR, fluent with online billing desire
  • Experience with billing VSP Eye-med, Davis Vision and Medicare Insurance billing a plus
  • Optical, pre-testing skills
  • Willing to train if you are a quick learner and excel at customer service.
To apply please send resumes to eyebrightdoc@gmail.com
Updated 1/19/2019
Ophthalmic Technician
San Francisco, California

Ophthalmology Clinic located in downtown San Francisco, 2 blocks from Powell Bart station

Currently recruiting for ophthalmic Technicians and front office positions; Part time and full time. The opportunity is great for pre-optometry students. The technician’s responsibilities include greeting and checking in pts, pre-testing (Autorefractor, NCT, Visual Field, Fundus Camera, Pupils assessment, ocular motility, and Stereopsis and color vision plates). If the Technician shows potential, we are open to teaching them how to do manual refraction and Slit lamp as well.

We are very flexible with hours, our store hours 10 -7 Mon-Saturday, 11-7 on Sunday and pay BOE.

If you are interested, please email Eddie Khalil at fkhalil@for2020now.com with your resume and a paragraph about yourself.

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
Berkeley, California

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:

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
Oakland, California

La Clinica is looking to hire a full-time optometrist assistant who will work with me at the school linked health clinic site. The position comes with benefits and only require working hours on the weekdays. The candidate should be comfortable speaking to youths of different ethnicities (between ages of 3 to 21).

The position’s entire description can be found on the La Clinica website listed as ‘Optometry Assistant- #675 :


You can contact the clinic supervisor if you have any other questions about the role or application process at the following email:


Updated 1/19/2019
Vision Study Participant
Berkeley, California
Dear Vision Science Students,
We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in an experiment in the Silver Lab, part of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Berkeley Optometry. The purpose of this experiment is to examine the effects of learning on visual perception. Tasks involve viewing images and making judgments about them. In addition, we will administer the Alzheimer’s medication Donepezil to determine its effects on learning and visual perception.
The entire study consists of 17 sessions over the course of roughly one month: 1 screening, 2 introductory, 2 pre-training, 2 post-training, and 10 for training. Before each of the last 16 sessions, and for an additional 4 days (20 days total), you will take either a Donepezil pill or an inactive placebo pill. Compensation will be $15/hour, plus a $100 bonus for successfully completing all 17 sessions.
Eligibility: Subjects must be 18 – 80 years old, healthy, and have normal vision (natural or corrected). Subjects must not be pregnant, smoke tobacco, have asthma or other lung problems, a history of seizure or heart arrhythmia, or taking medications that affect central nervous system function.
Please contact Kelly Byrne (knhbyrne@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in participating, or to learn more.
Updated 1/19/2019
Frame Stylist / Optometric Assistant
Oakland, CA

Established upscale private practice in Oakland seeking
individual with dispensing experience for part-time position
for the summer and beyond if possible. Includes Saturday
hours. Great for pre-optometry/optometry student seeking
real-life experience in an independent practice. Enjoy
learning about optometry among a great team of co-workers.

Ideal candidate must be friendly, confident, and detail
oriented, with great people and communication skills.
Position available immediately.

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
Los Angeles, California

Are you planning on taking a gap year (or two) before applying to optometry school? I have two full time paid positions available immediately. No experience is necessary as we will teach you how to do preliminary testing, retinal imaging, visual fields and contact lens insertion and removal training and more. You will have hands-on experience with patients and learn about private practice optometry. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to dralexander@torranceoptometry.com.

Updated 1/19/2019
Full-time Medical Office Receptionist
Pacific Heights, San Francisco

We are a busy ophthalmology practice located in Pacific Heights San Francisco.  We are seeking a full-time medical office receptionist with full benefits.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 8AM to 5 PM.  Preference will be given to candidates with ophthalmology/optometry experience, but we are willing to train the right candidate.  This role would require communicating with patients in person and over the phone.  This includes triage of eye problems, scheduling appointments, scheduling eye surgeries and assistance with back-office testing including Humphrey Visual field, corneal topography, and imaging of the retina.  The appropriate candidate will be a quick learner, professional and have excellent demeanor with patients.

 This is an excellent learning opportunity for a pre-optometry or pre-medical student seeking a gap 1-2 years before applying to graduate school.  There is a possibility to assist with research projects for the right candidate.  We are also willing to consider a part-time position for the appropriate candidate.  Many of our former employees have gone on to medical or optometry school and have gained invaluable experience both in ophthalmic testing as well as patient communication.  The direct physician and optometrist supervisors have taught at all levels of optometry and medical school.

Please e-mail your resume to yaung@goodmaneyecenter.com

Updated 1/19/2019
Optometric Assistant
North Berkeley Hills
Community-oriented Optometric practice is currently looking for a part-time optometric assistant. Experience with electronic health records and paperless office management software a plus.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system, take accurate messages, return all patient calls promptly, complete appointment confirmation calls, and screen or direct telephone calls in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Cheerfully greet visitors and perform the following: check-in, pre-test, coordinate with other staff assistants to ensure all aspects of patient care are delivered seamlessly from start to finish.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and join our friendly, customer-focused team
  • Willingness to assist patients with frame selection. Demonstrate interest in changing fashion trends.
  • Familiarity with various vision insurances (VSP, etc.) to assist individual patients with insurance authorizations and to properly review and explain benefits.
  • Fit, adjust, repair and dispense eyewear.
  • Manage multiple tasks while keeping an upbeat and cheerful attitude.
We are willing to train the right candidate. We prefer someone who lives in the East Bay area and who is able to start promptly at 8:30am on weekdays and occasional Saturdays & Sundays (1/qtr).
Competitive and comprehensive benefits package available upon transition to full time, including paid vacation/PTO, 401K matching, medical insurance & vision benefits. Our office is conveniently located within 5 minutes walk of public transit.
Optometric Assistant
San Jose, California

20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley is looking for a full-time Optometric Assistant at our San Jose office. We believe in providing superior customer service to our patients and are looking for somebody with strong people skills, a positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn. Pre-Optometry students are preferred for this position. We are willing to train the right person.
Position Description
Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
Perform preliminary testing
Assist doctors with exam needs
Aid patient flow and patient schedule
Cross train and be able to help in any area to improve patient flow
Accurately document patient’s medical history and testing results
Prepare and clean exam rooms for doctor
Receive and verify contact lens orders for patients
Instruct new contact lens wearers on how to insert/remove contact lenses
Order and track the status of contact lens orders
Verify and perform quality control on frames/lenses

Position Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED required
Pre-Optometry Students Preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional customer service skills
Proven track record of building strong relationships with teams
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Pay: Depending on Experience
Hours: Must be able to work on Saturdays from 10:00-2:00
Please e-mail your resume and letter of interest explaining why you would like this job opportunity to: resume@2020eyesonline.com