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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Posted 3/8/2018
Optometric Assistant
Torrance, CA

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 3/5/2018
Optometric Assistant
Lafayette, CA

Lafayette Optometric Group is hiring and we would love for you to join our team! We are a busy optometry office in Lafayette, close to BART. We are seeking a part-time optometric assistant/technician.The schedule is flexible and understanding of student obligations like mid-terms and finals. We require a dependable, friendly, punctual, patient oriented individual who is computer savvy and can multitask. Candidates who are proactive, have great customer service, and can take initiative are strongly preferred. As there are multiple doctors in the office, we are looking for someone who is able to adapt and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment. We are also looking for someone who is a team player as you work with multiple staff members everyday.

Responsibilities include:

– Greeting and checking in/out patients

– Pre-testing patients along with performing ancillary testing including Optos, OCT, and Humphrey visual fields

– Answering phone calls

– Scheduling appointments

– Contact lens insertion and removal training

– Glasses dispense and adjustments

– Assisting the doctor in the exam rooms and in clinic with various tasks

– Other responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate proves up to the task, as well as the option of pursuing your own projects

The office is located in Lafayette and is easily accessible by Bart. It is a 20-25 minute ride from downtown Berkeley and 10 minutes from Rockridge. From there, it is about a 10 minute walk to the office.

This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training and gain a first-hand look at the optometric field. The job is ideal for pre-optometry students (especially those in their gap year) looking to learn as much about the profession as possible while working with doctors who graduated from UCBSO. Experience in the optometric field is not necessary, but we do value self-motivation and a willingness to learn in any candidate. We are open to training the right person. We strongly prefer candidates who can commit at least 1-2 years to working with our patients as the training period can be long. If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter and resume to log958jobs@gmail.com. If you have any questions before applying, please email jenniferzhao1@berkeley.edu. We look forward to meeting you!

Posted 3/6/2018
San Francisco

Help Wanted


Times: M 9-5:30, T 9-5:30, W 9-5:30, Th 9-12, Fri 9-5:30 and Sat 10-5:30

Full or Part Time

Sunset Focus Optometry
Dr. Sharon Lee – (628)256-2177

Posted 2/7/2018
Optometric Assistant

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 employee.  This position includes Saturdays from 9-5pm.
Great opportunity to learn about optometry.
Please reply with cover letter and resume to Dr.Chen:

Posted 3/1/2018
Optometric Assistant
North Beach, San Francisco
 Family oriented Optometry practice looking for Optometric Assistant to join our practice.  Great opportunity for pre-optometry students to gain experience in a private practice setting, experience helpful but not necessary.
Position Description: P/T 16-24 hours a week, must be able to work Saturdays plus one to two weekdays, minimum one year commitment
Job Description: Performs pre-tests on patients, helps patients in frame and lens selections, verifies and dispense eyeglasses and contact lenses, insurance handling and billing, clerical and telephone duties.
Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Annie Chang
Posted 1/30/2018
Vision Study
UC Berkeley

Thank you for your interest in our vision study! We are studying spatial and stereo (3D) vision on the UC Berkeley campus (School of Optometry, PI: Dr. Roger Li). To determine whether you qualify for our study, please complete the following questionnaire. We appreciate your time spent completing this form.

Should you qualify for our study, you will be compensated for your time at a rate of $15/hour (4-5 sessions per week). Each session will take approximately one hour, and the study will last 2-4 months. Our lab is very flexible and will do our best to accommodate your schedule as needed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at bettyli@berkeley.edu if you have any other questions or concerns regarding our study!

Posted 1/31/2018
Visual Learning Study
UC Berkeley

Welcome and thank you for showing your interest in our eye study! We are studying visual learning on the UC Berkeley campus (School of Optometry, PI: Dr. Roger Li). To determine whether or not you qualify for our study, please complete the following questionnaire. We appreciate your time spent completing this form.

Should you qualify for our study, you will be compensated for your time (~$750 for the entire experiment for a total of ~30 hrs).

Please note that participants MUST be available daily (including weekends) during the time in the study. You will also be taking a very mild form of medication before each session. Each session will take approximately one hour.

The schedule is as follows:

14-16 days (a little more than two weeks) in our lab

14 days break

14-16 days in our lab

The entire experiment takes a bit longer than a month. We will be emailing you about the next steps after you fill out the form.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at bettyli@berkeley.edu if you have any other questions or concerns regarding our study.

Posted 1/30/2018
Optometric Assistant / Medical Scribe
Downtown SF

Full-time Position Available In Downtown SF Private Practice

City Optometry is an established private practice located two blocks from Union Square and the Financial District. We provide our patients with top quality health care and exceptional customer service while maintaining a friendly, family-like atmosphere. Our practice is also performing cutting edge work with traumatic brain injury patients as well as subtle eye misalignments that are causing medical symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and anxiety. Treatment with special eyeglasses containing realigning prism lenses results in marked reduction or elimination of these symptoms. This Scribe aspect of the job entails being in the exam room with the doctor and the patient and using the EHR to document the history and exam. Applicants would also be involved in performing diagnostic tests such as ERG, VEP, Cirrus scans, etc. as well as fitting contacts and performing pretesting on our patients.
This paid position requires 30- 40 hrs / wk of work. The ideal candidate would be a pre-health student that is planning on taking a year off of school – that is, not planning on attending professional school until Fall 2019 or later. Great position for any pre-health student wanting to obtain significant exposure to a dynamic clinical environment that is a great resume builder.
MUST include a resume WITH salary history and requirements to be considered. We look forward to having you join our team!
For all inquiries, please contact Dr. Vincent Penza at vpenza@sbcglobal.net

Posted 1/30/2018
Optometric Assistant
Various Locations

Opportunity in a private optometry office

Seeking a friendly, energetic, organized, and detailed oriented person with excellent communication skills for an optometric practice in our San Leandro, Castro Valley, or Fremont offices. Some tasks would include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, answering a multi-line phone, provide information, processing patient forms, entering patient data, verifying insurance eligibility, processing insurance claims, selecting frames for patients, ordering contact lenses/glasses for patients and other office functions.

Experience is helpful but we will train the right person.Long-term commitment preferred.The individual must be:

Positive and outgoing personality

Dependable and punctual

Enjoys working with the public


Efficient and Productive with multitasking

Professional demeanor

Good computer skills, 55 WPM minimum

Excellent phone skills


Many of our doctors graduated from UC Berkeley and SCCO.  We have a very good record of our interns getting into optometry school.  We have been fortunate to have such great interns in the past that we on many occasions hire them as doctors in the future.

Job Type: Part-time

If interest please email resume to drkimhaw@eyecare4u.com

posted 11/30/2017
UC Berkeley

We are looking for a volunteer to help with administrative tasks in the
Myopia Control Clinic, a specialty clinic within the UC Berkeley School of
Optometry. This position would entail:
• Maintaining orthokeratology trial lenses (inspecting & filing returned lenses, order replacements as needed)
• Facilitating returns/exchanges of lenses for patients
• Stocking printed copies of clinic documents
• Addressing and mailing birthday/reminder postcards to clinic patients
• Occasional phone calls/emails to patients
We anticipate a time commitment of 4 hours per week (can be on one day or divided into two sessions). We are looking for our volunteer to have the following qualities:
• Must be a current UC Berkeley student
• Organized and reliable
• Independent worker
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact Dr. Sarah Kochik at skochik@berkeley.edu to schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting you!

Updated 3/18/2018
Ophthalmic Assistant
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

posted 10/25/2017
Lab Specialist

The Department of Neurology seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual with a Bachelor’s degree (B.S. preferred) for the position of Junior Specialist. This individual will contribute to the development and implementation of clinical trials under the direct supervision of Dr. Ari Green and Dr. Jonah Chan, faculty members in the Department of Neurology. Interested applicants must have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, an active interest in cutting-edge patient care and the capacity to communicate effectively regarding scientific concepts to both patients and clinicians. Job requirements will include lab based and administrative functions related to the specified project, including independently conducting visual exams with tonometry, perimetry, visual acuity, and OCT. Familiarity with clinical and/or laboratory research including regulatory approvals are preferred. Phlebotomy training, experience with clinical imaging, clinical electrophysiology, word processing, web design and computer based skills are a plus. Minimum two-year commitment is required.  Apply here:https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01190


Posted 11/15
Optometric Assistant
Oakland, California


Want to gain optometric experience while making a difference in people’s lives?  Now seeking an optometric assistant to join a brand new vision clinic at Youth Heart Health Center, a School Based Health Center (SBHC) serving students in the community ages 3-21. Our services are based on tenets of youth empowerment and social justice. You will be working with a UC Berkeley Optometry alum, using brand new equipment, and have a high degree of autonomy. Previous experience preferred but not required; willing to train the right candidate.



  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to perform job tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to deal courteously and pleasantly with patients.
  • Ability to multi-task and must have good time management skills.


  • Prior experience in an optometry or medical office
  • Courses in ocular anatomy and/or ophthalmic optics

Position: Full-Time

 Salary:  $16.29 – 17.13 USD

 Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/yaenrxgl

updated 3/15/2018
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); current student approaching graduation (1 or 2 semesters remaining) may intern/volunteer during the summer
  • 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
How to apply:
Please email your resume to drkhwang@pacbell.net or call  925-864-1658.
Posted 10/5/2017
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-focussed 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.