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 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

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 7/14/21

Optometric Assistant

Pleasanton, CA

Looking for a job in the Bay Area to gain optometric experience? 20/20 Eye Wellness Optometry, located in Pleasanton, CA, is hiring an Optometric Assistant.

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 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 Optometric Assistant, (2) why you are pursuing 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 July 31, 2021.

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.
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
Updated 8/17/20

Optometric Assistant/Intern

Oakland, CA
East Bay Vision Center is looking for paid optometric assistant interns! This is a fast-paced office located in Oakland Chinatown. (You can bus or bart straight from Berkeley to the optometry office!) You will see how an optometry office runs under COVID-19 protocol and learn more about the field of optometry and the business side of private practice. You will be working under a well-established doctor who graduated from Berkeley Optometry. Through hands-on experiences and patient interactions, you will develop useful communication and technical skills. 
 
Important Details:

– Must be available every other Saturday and/or every other Friday
– Looking for someone who is a quick-learner and team player 

– Fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese highly preferred

Duties:
– Pre-testing patients (visual acuity, blood pressure, autorefractor, corneal topography)
– Answering phone calls and scheduling appointments
– Frame selection and fitting
– Provide instruction on care and usage of glasses, contact lenses, and night-time contact lenses (orthokeratology)
– Verifying insurance

If you have any questions, please email fellow Foresighter Jennifer at jennh17@berkeley.edu. If you’re interested in applying, send Jennifer your resume over email and she will refer you to the optometrist.

Updated 8/14/20

Optometric Assistant/Optician

Walnut Creek

Dr. Lawrence Mock’s private practice, Broadway Eyeworks in Walnut Creek, is looking for a temp optical assistant/optician to start now.

Position be full-time or part-time and would be for at least a month.

Previous experience preferred, but open to chatting to determine if you are a good fit for the position.

The duties include pre-testing patients for the doctor, selecting frames/lenses, adjusting eyewear, front desk work, scheduling patients and putting patients orders through.

Contact Dr. Lawrence Mock at (510) 501-2578 if interested

Updated 8/6/20

PART-TIME / FULL-TIME OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
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 is most important!

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