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 2019
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
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
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
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