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Sample optometrist job description

[Company X] is not only one of the world’s largest retailers but also a leading provider of quality optometry services for people of all ages. We offer a wide variety of designer frames, contact lenses, advanced lens technology, and expert optometric care to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse customers. We’re currently seeking a licensed optometrist who has the experience to be a leader in our organization and ensure that all patients receive the highest-quality optometric care. The ideal candidate will be empowered with state-of-the-art examination equipment, along with cutting-edge medical testing units, to serve the needs of patients while also helping to achieve company growth and success.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide quality patient care by conducting all services in accordance with protocols and accepted standards
  • Ensure that patients receive accurate diagnoses and appropriate recommendations that address all of their needs for healthy vision
  • Establish positive doctor–patient relationships while under pressure in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Communicate effectively with medical technicians and office staff to ensure a seamless patient experience


  • Examine patients’ eyes to determine the nature and degree of vision problems or eye disease, and prescribe corrective lenses or procedures
  • Perform tests to determine visual acuity and perceptiveness and to diagnose disease and other abnormalities
  • Perform pre- and post-op exams for refractive-surgery patients
  • Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other aids or therapeutic procedures that correct or conserve vision
  • Consult with and refer patients to an ophthalmologist when specialized treatment is necessary

Required skills and qualifications

  • Doctor of optometry (OD) degree
  • Current licensure in good standing
  • Knowledge of latest advancements in optometric theory and technology
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long hours