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 5/11/2024

Optometric Technician

Berkeley

Berkeley Optometric Group in Downtown Berkeley is looking to hire new optometric technicians. This position involves assisting doctors in running optometric equipment, optician work (including frame selection, placing and checking in lab orders for glasses and contacts, billing insurance, troubleshooting patients’ concerns), and front desk responsibilities. You will gain plenty of experience in every area of the office, which will give you an edge as an applicant and when you start optometry school.
 
No prior experience required; we are happy to train you in all of these areas. We’re looking for someone enthusiastic about the field, is motivated to learn and committed to pursuing optometry. The ideal candidate will be around for at least two years and can work full-time, however the minimum commitment is one year. Part-time could work if you’re able to work a minimum of two days a week for a total of 16 hours a week. This is an ideal position for a pre-optometry student who is taking a gap year before going to optometry school. 
 
You will have the opportunity to learn about interesting cases we encounter – feel free to ask questions to learn more about eye conditions and you will be challenged to grow in your clinical thinking skills even this early on. The things you will learn here will all be valuable in becoming a strong optometry school applicant. The three doctors here all went to Berkeley Optometry, and two of them have taught in the program. We will provide career and school application mentorship during your time working at this practice.
 
Please contact Dr. Stephen Chun at drchun.bog@gmail.com with your resume/CV and cover letter. You can find more information about our practice at https://www.berkeleyoptometricgroup.com/
 

updated 5/11/2024

Optometric Assistant

Berkeley

Lunettes du Monde Optometry is a full scope optometric practice seeking an outgoing and eager-to-learn intern for the Summer (may be extendable).
 
Job Description:  Patient care shadowing and discussion of clinical cases for several hours weekly.  Provide customer service to patients (in-person and phone support) and with eyewear selection in our optical.  Clerical duties (scanning and organizing patient data in the EHR system) and online marketing (instagram and website updating).
 
Hours:  Part-time (15 hours a week; flexible hours depending on patient schedule)
 
Location:  West Berkeley (street parking available)
 
Contact:  faizadossa@gmail.com – submit most current CV along with your career goals/interests in the healthcare field.

updated 5/11/2024

Ophthalmic Technician

UCSF

My name is Sarah Lopez and I am an optometrist at the Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 
 
Our clinic is currently looking for a full-time Ophthalmic technician. Our team will provide all on-the-job training for the position and would love to share our passion for the fields of optometry/ophthalmology. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits. You can find more information and the link for applying here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5861#jobDetails=3534929_5861
 
Background:
The Proctor Foundation is an organized research unit within the Department of UCSF. Our mission is the prevention of blindness worldwide through research and teaching focused on infectious and inflammatory eye disease. While a large part of Proctor is research, we have a full-time clinic where we see our most complex uveitis and medical cornea patients.  Presently, our medical practice consists of 3 optometrists, 4 uveitis specialists, 3 cornea specialists, and 1 technician. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with questions regarding this position at sarah.lopez@ucsf.edu.

updated 4/15/2024

Optometric Technician

San Francisco

To any graduating fourth year taking a gap year after undergrad: if you’re interested in working as a tech in an SF private practice, feel free to email tchan53@gmail.com for a work opportunity!

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