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 Natalie: foresight.webcoordinator@gmail.com

Please include the following information:
-Job title
-Part-time/full-time
-Hours/days worked during the week (or if the position is flexible)
-Location
-Job responsibilities
-Contact information (ex. please call or email your resume at…)
-More information if you would like!

updated 1/22/2024

Optometric Technician

Walnut Creek, CA

 This position is for an Optometric Technician. It is a paid internship, working in a professional Optometric practice. There will be front desk duties, checking in patients, pulling insurance authorizations, pre-screening patients on high tech equipment as well as filing and computer billing. We will train the right candidates, who must be
computer savvy, organized, and people friendly.
 
Please respond by email to Suzi Mock
beyeworks@yahoo.com

updated 3/13/2024

Optometric Assistant

Newark, CA

iClear Optometry is an Orthokeratology Optometry Clinic located in Newark. We are looking for friendly students / recent graduates to assist two optometrists in front desk and pretesting roles. This includes:

  • Checking patients in & out of the clinic
  • Performing various types of pretesting (including the corneal topography, auto-refractor and tonometer machines)
  • Answering phone calls and scheduling appointments
  • Entering patient information
  • Ordering contact lenses/glasses
  • Teaching patients how to wear contact lenses & contact lens care
  • And more!

We are glad to train anyone who is responsible and enthusiastic, and the role does not require any prior experience. However, being able to speak Chinese is a plus. This is a great opportunity to explore optometry and to learn interpersonal and technical skills necessary for being an optometrist.

This can be either a part-time or full-time job, depending on assistant availability. However, priority will be given to those who can work at least 2 times a week. We are open on Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

Please send a resume/CV to optometrydr@yahoo.com

updated 2/2/2024

Optometric Technician

Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach

(starting ~May 2024)
– Full-time Tuesday through Saturday
– Suitable for graduated students in gap year or undergrad students on summer break
 

Advanced Eyecare Center of Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are private optometry offices seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to learn and grow in the field of Optometry. Technician will need to have reliable transportation to travel from home to either office location (offices are located 6.5 miles apart)

 
Desired qualities:
– Ability to function in a fast-paced practice environment
– Excellent communications skills, a positive outlook, and willingness to learn
– Detail oriented and reliable with ability to multi-task. 
 
About our office:
To screen our patients, we use state-of-the-art technology and equipment including Optos wide field retinal camera, Zeiss OCT, Humphrey Visual Fields, Nidek AR with corneal topography, iCare tonometry, and Lipiscan meibography. We provide primary care exams for patients as well as specialty services such as ortho-K for for myopia management, scleral lenses for corneal ectasia, and specialty dry eye treatment (Lipiflow, BlephEx).
 
The 3 doctors at our office graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Lam is a former Foresight board member who would love to assist and offer mentorship in your path towards optometry.
 
Technician duties:
– Performing preliminary exam testing
– Setting up exam room with data collected
– Data entry of health history and pre-testing data into OfficeMate EHR system
– Assisting front desk staff with office communication and patient flow 
 
For full-time employees, we offer an excellent employment package including paid PTO, holiday and sick time, medical, life, dental and vision benefits. If you believe you fit this and would like to join our team, please send your resume, salary expectations, and a headshot photo to drlam@advancedeyecarecenter.net 

updated 3/13/2024

Optometric Technician

Orinda, CA

We are excited to offer excellent job opportunities during the summer of 2024 (dates flexible and may lead to future opportunities in our practice)!  If you are interested in gaining more firsthand experience in private practice, using state-of-the-art instrumentation and EHR, alongside our personable team members who have great camaraderie, please email your resume to: kelly@orindaoptometrygroup.com.  Ideal candidate will perform check-in, pretesting, checkout procedures as well as contact lens trainings and myopia management testing, and other tasks to assist the optometrists Monday-Friday from 8AM-5 PM or 9AM-6 PM.  Experience preferred but not necessary as we are happy to train the right candidate.  Salary commensurate with experience.  
 
GO BEARS!
 
Orinda Optometry Group

updated 3/13/2024

Optometric technician

Oakland, Fremont & pleasanton

East Bay Vision Center Optometry is a family practice with three Easy Bay locations: Oakland, Fremont and Pleasanton. We practice primary care Optometry with emphasis on Myopia management.  We are looking for friendly people to join our team as optometric interns, or optometric techs. Experience is appreciated but not necessary. Applicants should have a friendly personality with willingness to help people. This position is a great opportunity for pre optometry students or Optometry students to learn about private practice optometry and myopia management, including orthokeratology, soft multifocals and Atropine therapy. Interns will develop valuable patient interactions skills as well as skills and knowledge of advanced instruments and equipment such as fundus cameras, topographers etc.  

Our Oakland location is accessible by bus, BART and is a short ride from UC Berkeley.  Fremont and Pleasanton locations provide free parking. We are looking for part time help and days are flexible, but prefer to  include some Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Responsibilities:
– Front desk administrative duties such as answering phones, scheduling patients, checking insurance eligibility, reminding patients of their appointments, etc.
– Explain insurance benefits, and help patients with frame and lens selection
– Assist doctors in pre-testing patients as well as special medical testing such as fundus cameras, topography, OCT, intraocular pressures.
– Take good medical history and enter data accurately and completely into Electronic medical records
– Train patients to wear contact lenses, and manage contact lens trials. 
– Competitive compensations depending on experience. Full time techs or Opticians are also encouraged to apply.

To learn more about our office please visit our website: www.ebvc.com

Please send your resume with a cover letter to my email: drlo@ebvc.com

updated 3/13/2024

Summer program

Ohio State University

As a STEM-focused student, you have many choices when it comes to summer enrichment programs and experiences. It’s definitely worth your time to take a look at The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s intensive, four-day residential program, Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC).

This year’s I-DOC sessions, set for June 23-27, 2024 in Columbus, will provide an in-depth look at career options for doctors of optometry. You’ll get to see what it is like to be an optometrist, spend some time in Ohio State’s clinical learning spaces using equipment, and learn about different ways to practice optometry (private practice, in a surgical practice, as a vision researcher, in homeless shelters, etc.). You will spend time with faculty and students learning more about Ohio State’s approach to training students and the best practices for a successful application, including prep materials for the Optometry Admission Test (similar to the MCAT). All costs (including travel, room and board, and most meals) will be covered for successful applicants.

Website: https://u.osu.edu/idoc/

 

 

updated 3/19/2024

Opportunities in Optometry

Scholarship

Opportunities in Optometry (for pre-optometry students) – To promote diversity and equity in the optometric profession for generations to come, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have created the AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grant program. This fund is designed as a one-time $1500 stipend for under-represented minority students interested in the field of optometry to help defray the costs associated with applying to optometry school.

The Opportunities in Optometry application deadlines are April 1, July 1, and November 1. Please give us up to 60 days after the deadline to review applications and inform you if you are a grant recipient. Note that if you apply in between deadlines that we will not begin reviewing applications until the next posted deadline (4/1, 7/1, or 11/1), so allow 60 days after the nearest deadline before reaching out about your application status. If you have questions on the application, please reach out to the Optometry Cares Program Manager, Molly Brown, at mbrown@aoa.org.

Apply here.

updated 3/19/2024

STL Mission Trip

Jakarta, Indonesia

Join STL to provide free quality eye exams and free glasses in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 14th- July 20th, 2024. Volunteers will be trained at each appropriate skill level and non-optometry backgrounds are welcome. Student volunteers and general volunteers will need to fundraise or pay ($1750) for the mission trip.

updated 3/19/2024

Optometric Assistant

Lafayette

Calling all Pre-Optometry students or those who want to gain valuable experience in the healthcare field making an impact in the local community! Our practice is growing and we are hiring for a part-time or full-time front desk/optometric assistant. This position is especially perfect for those taking a gap year! 

The ideal candidate is a friendly, punctual, dependable, professional, hard working, patient oriented individual who is a team player and can multitask. Candidates who are proactive, have great customer service, and can take initiative are strongly preferred. You’ll be able to get first hand experience in an optometry office and gain mentorship from the doctors there.

Compensation depends on experience. Experience in the field isn’t required, but we are willing to offer paid training for the right candidate. This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training and gain experience in the optometry field. We ask that you would be able to commit 1 to 2 years to working with our patients. If you are interested in joining our team AND can commit 1-2 years please email your resume. We look forward to meeting you!

Job Type: Full-time (3- 5 days/week)

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Benefits: Vision and Medical Insurance 

Contact: Melissa.Ngo.od@gmail.com 

updated 3/19/2024

UC Berkeley optometry preview day

UC Berkeley Minor Hall

You’re invited to UC Berkeley’s Doctor of Optometry Preview Day scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 9AM to 12PM at Minor Hall & Minor Addition in Berkeley, CA. 

Preview Day is an opportunity for students and guests looking to apply in the current cycle (or two) to get a preview of campus, hear from students and connect with faculty and staff. The day consists of a welcome from our School’s Leadership and Staff, opportunity to tour spaces with a current Berkeley Optometry Ambassador, and learn about best practices before or while applying to our Doctor of Optometry program. You can RSVP for this event at https://gradapp.berkeley.edu/register/PreviewDaySpring2024

*Please note: due to limited capacity, we are giving priority to candidates looking to apply for the current Admissions Cycle: 2024 – 2025*

Tentative Agenda
9:00am, Check In, Coffee & Tea Service
9:15am, Welcome to Preview Day!
9:30am, Keynote Speaker
10:00am, Tour of School of Optometry & Vision Science & Preclinic Demonstration Minor Hall & Minor Hall Addition
11:00am, [Guests] Student Success & Supporting Your Student At Berkeley & [Students] Why Optometry? Why Berkeley?: Tips & Techniques Applying to Optometry School
12:00pm, End of Program

We look forward to potentially hosting you on campus! Thank you for applying to Berkeley Optometry.

updated 4/8/2024

Optox event

Minor hall / zoom

This TEDx style series of talks will be with optometrists sharing their paths and experiences on their “Optometry Why & Ways”.  Current Berkeley optometry students, pre-optometry students, and faculty are welcome to attend in Room 489 in Minor Hall for food and raffle prizes. It would be a great way for pre-health members to connect with current optometry students and local optometrists!
 
WHEN? THURSDAY APRIL 11th 6:30- 8:00 PM PST (food distribution at 5:30)
 
WHERE? Room 489 in Minor Hall or Zoom (Virtually) ZOOM LINK HERE
 
WHO?  Our lovely speakers…
VSP Futurist Report- Will Flanagan
Dr. Tawna Roberts OD, PhD
Dr. Sophia Moh, OD
Dr. Sasha Penn, OD, MBA
Dr. Graham Chung, OD (past Gold Key Berkeley President)
 
WHAT is OPTOx?
OPTOx is an annual TEDx style evening with speakers from across optometry and & industry. Meant to share ideas worth spreading, get ready to be inspired to LEAD (Loyalty to the optometry profession/community. Educate, Advocate, Discover innovation).