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 Ana: foresight.webcoordinator@gmail.com
Updated 9/21/21

Medical Assistants/Scribes

Oakland, CA

The awesome Ophthalmology practice, Eye Physicians of the East Bay, in Downtown Oakland, is currently hiring a few Medical Assistants/Scribes. The job entails tons of patient interaction and the physicians there are very supportive of people who are aspiring clinicians. All previous assistants have successfully moved on to MD/DO, PA, OD, and nursing school. No experience is needed besides having a deep commitment to learning, patient care, and accountability. Job duties include working up patients, performing preliminary eye examinations, obtaining diagnostic imaging, and assisting our physicians and patients at almost every level.

*Full-time/ Part- time
* Minimum 1 1/2 – 2 year commitment
* Being bilingual (especially Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese speakers) is a plus but not necessary.

If you’re interested, please email Lashini at VIP@epoteb.com. Include your resume and responses to the following questions:
1. Are you available to work full time (40-hour work weeks)?
2. If so, when can you start?
3. Are you applying for medical school or other advanced degree programs?
4. If so, what is your projected start date for your degree program?

Updated 9/21/21

Patient Care Coordinator

San Francisco, CA

Looksie Optometry located in San Francisco is looking for a Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for greeting and checking in patients, administrative tasks and procedures that support an exceptional patient experience. Patient Care Coordinators have an immediate and direct impact on the success of Looksie through patient interactions.

This position is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in health care. This is a fast-paced role that calls for the ability to multi-task, think on your feet and work independently.

We are looking for someone who is patient focused, empathetic and positive. This role is critical to the entire patient experience.

Click here for more information.

Updated 9/21/21

Part-Time Optometric Assistant

San Jose, CA

20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley is looking for a part-time Optometric Assistant at their San Jose office.

Position Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED required
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: About 24 hours/ week. Must be able to work on Saturdays (10-2:00) in the future.

Send resume and letter of interest explaining why you
would like this job opportunity to: resume@2020eyesonline.com

Updated 9/21/21

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

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 info@lamorindaoptometry.com

Updated 8/17/21

Optometry Intern

Pleasanton, CA

We are looking for an Optometry Intern for our private optometry practice in Pleasanton. 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 You will learn various aspects of optometry including pre-testing patients, performing optical coherence tomography,  obtaining patient’s visual acquity, 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 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 in optometry, and (3) your goals over the next five years. 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 September 15, 2021.

Updated 8/25/21

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Greenbrae, CA

Looking for a paid part time (T/TH) assistant/tech to work in a fast paced private practice in Marin to start immediately. You will be working closely with an Ophthalmologist and a fellow UC Berkeley Optometry Alumni! Experience is preferred but not necessary. This is a great opportunity to work in an OMD/OD office, as you will observe the dynamic teamwork between the two specialties. Hours can be flexible
(Monday – Thursday).

Office duties include:
– Scheduling appointments
– Answering phones
– Pre testing
– Reviewing test results
– Charting/scribing, learning EMR system
– Uploading medical documents

An ideal candidate would be someone with wiliness to learn, has a professional
mannerism, and works well with others. Self transportation is required.

Please send your resume to alyssameganlau@gmail.com. Feel free to email with any
other questions or concerns.

Updated 8/17/21

PART-TIME / FULL-TIME OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a part-time Optometric Assistant to work in our 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
– 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 8/13/21

Optometric Assistant

San Francisco, CA

We are a small office in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. We are looking for an Optometric Assistant who can work between 2-3 full days a week including Saturdays, and will commit to our practice for a minimum of 1 year.

Job Description:

Some tasks include helping patients select frames and lenses for their spectacles. Verify and dispense eyeglasses and contact lenses. Perform pre-tests on patients, clerical and telephone duties, insurance handling and billing. Perfect opportunity for someone who wants to work during the gap year before applying to Optometry school to learn the profession.

Requirements:

Applicants must be friendly, detailed oriented, punctual, able to multitask, with good communication skills and basic computer knowledge.  Experience is not necessary, we are willing to train the right candidate.

If interested, please email a copy of resume with cover letter and availability to Annie Chang at: RichardChongOD@gmail.com

Updated 8/9/21

Optometric Intern

Oakland, CA

East Bay Vision Center Optometry is looking for 1 to 2 optometric interns mainly at our office in Downtown/Chinatown Oakland. However, we are open to hire for our two other locations if anyone is interested.

We are a private practice with multiple locations in the East Bay. We have a diverse patient community and our practice focuses on education and prevention. We specialize in Myopia management and specialty contact lenses. We also manage ocular disease with advanced instrumentation.

Ideal Candidate
College students who are interested in Optometry as their future career, and are friendly, curious and willing to learn and participate. Prior experience is preferred but not mandatory.

Responsibilities
Optometric assistant/ technician.
1. Pretesting
2. Performing tests with optometric equipment such as Fundus cameras, OCT, Visual fields and topography.
3. Optical lab duties (checking in glasses and contact lenses, calling/texting patients when indicated, managing inventory- frames and contact lenses)
4. Front office duties (checking insurance eligibility, making appointments, reminding patients by calling/texting)
5. Assist with website and Social media management

We have mentored many pre optometry students and they often raved about their experience and learning experience amidst a warm, positive and collaborative working environment.

Please send your resume to drlo@ebvc.com. Please include a cover letter explaining your education and career goals and also why you are interested in this position.

Updated 8/10/21

Pre-Optometry Intership

Castro Valley, CA

Seeking a friendly, energetic, organized, and detailed oriented person with excellent communication skills for an optometric practice in our Fremont/San Leandro/Castro Valley office. 

Ideal Candidate: College students who are interested in preferably Optometry as a career. Experience is helpful but we will train the right person. Minimum 1 year commitment.

The individual must be:

  • Positive and outgoing personality
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Enjoys working with the public
  • Honest/Trustworthy
  • Efficient and Productive with multitasking
  • Professional demeanor
  • Good computer skills, 55 WPM minimum
  • Excellent phone skills
  • 2+ years of college work
  • Non-smoking
  • Available Saturdays

Responsibilities: Greeting patients, scheduling appointments, answering a multi-line phone, processing patient forms, entering patient data, verifying insurance eligibility, processing insurance claims, pre-testing, frame styling, ordering contact lenses/glasses for patients and other office functions.

If interested please email your resume to drkimhaw@eyecare4u.com.

Updated 8/9/21

Optometric Intern

Hercules, CA
Come learn about Optometry and gain useful skills! We will train the right person for a part-time 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! We are looking for someone who is available for part time work.
Job duties include:
  1. Assisting optometrists
  2. Greeting patients
  3. Pre-testing (auto-refractor, NCT eye pressure, visual fields and blood pressure testing)
  4. Dispensing/ordering/adjusting/repairing eyeglasses
  5. Contact Lens Training of insertion and removal
  6. Front desk and general administrative duties: schedule/confirm appointments, obtaining insurance information, billing insurances, scanning
  7. Assist patients with frame and lens selection

Experience in customer service is preferred but not necessary

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!
Email your resume and availability to optometryhercules@gmail.com. For more information, visit us at www.BrightEyesOptometry.com

Updated 7/23/21

Optometric Technician

Oakland, CA

Rockridge Optometry is looking for an Optometric Technician!

Expectations: 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. You will be required to follow all COVID protocols including screening patients for symptoms at the door, ensuring that patients are following mask and social distancing protocols in the office, and regularly sanitizing touch points.

Job Type: Part time (Open Mon-Sat)
Start Date: August 1st, 2021
– 7 minute walk from Rockridge Bart Station
– Work environment that prioritizes your health and safety as a front-line worker

Send resume to info@rockridgeoptometry.com

Click HERE for the full ad.

Updated 7/23/21

Optometric Receptionist

Dublin, CA

Imagine Optometry in Dublin, CA is looking for an receptionist/optometric assistant.

Job Requirements
• Looking for a professional and energetic self-starter who enjoys helping people.
• A customer service advocate who can be flexible, adaptive, empathetic; passionate; ethical
• Good phone and email etiquette
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Experience with front office coverage is a plus.

Availability to work Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30 AM-5:30 PM plus Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Potential to work on Mondays as needed
Part-time hours: 30-40 per week

Click HERE for the full ad.

Updated 7/23/21

BINOCULAR VISION CLINIC VOLUNTEER

Berkeley, CA
The Binocular Vision clinic has had a long history of recruiting 2-3 pre-optometry student volunteers every year to help us with maintaining the clinic in exchange for shadowing opportunities in our unique clinic. Our clinic offers thorough evaluations for patients with various neurological diseases such as strokes, concussions, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc. We also offer vision therapy for people in all age groups. So this would be an excellent opportunity for any pre-optometry students who are interested in learning more about the vision therapy/pediatric specialty and anyone who would like to learn more about our optometry program.
Expectations:
Various clerical tasks including but not limited to: making copies for the clinical tests we administer, placing orders for clinic supplies, organizing various vision therapy equipment, and assembling various equipment kits for therapy patients. New volunteers will be trained on how to execute these tasks. Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to shadow UC Berkeley doctors throughout the year and learn more about various aspects of what it is like to be an optometry student at UCBSO.
Prerequisite skills:
Superb organization skills and familiarity with spreadsheet and word processor software programs.
Time Commitment: The volunteers will be working with the Binocular Vision clinic for the entire 2021-2022 academic year, for an average of 4-6 hours per week per volunteer. Schedule is flexible and will be discussed upon interview.
Application:
1. Short personal statement (1 page max) to tell us your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in becoming an optometrist.
2. Your Curriculum Vitae.
Send application to Dr. Wu, markytwu@berkeley.edu. Applications are due Friday 8/20 by 5PM.
Updated 7/14/21

Optician

San Francisco, CA

Friendly optometry practice looking for an OPTICIAN to join our team at Through the Hayes!

If you love helping people find their best look, this is the job for you. Responsibilities include frame selection and styling, choosing appropriate lens material and options, adjusting, and repairing eyeglasses, contact lens instruction, processing orders, pretesting patients, answering phones and scheduling appointments, insurance billing, maintaining office appearance, etc. Excellent math and computer skills necessary. You must thrive in a team environment.

Prior optical sales and lab experience welcomed. However, we are willing to train a highly motivated candidate, who understands how to sell specialty, high-end products and interested in learning optics and basic ocular anatomy.

Approximately 32-40 hours/week; including evenings and weekends.

Compensation will be based on experience and skills.

Please email cover letter and resumes to email@throughthehayes.com, including availability and salary requirements.

Updated 7/14/21

Optometric Assistant/Receptionist

San Leandro, CA

Private setting Optometry office in San Leandro looking for a part-time reception/optometric assistant for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our office hours are 9:30am to 6:00pm. It is a great opportunity to get to understand and learn about the field of optometry while getting paid 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. You do not necessarily need to take all 3 days, but Saturday is a must.

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