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Careers in Eye Care

There are many careers in eye care. Here is a list of the eye care professionals represented at Insight Optometry.

Optometrist (OD)

  • Optician
  • Opthalmic Technician
  • Patient Support/Front Desk
  • Coding/Billing/Business Office

Characteristics and Skills that are Important:

  • Excellent Communication Skills, Personable
  • Excellent Relationship Building Skills, Team Player
  • Eager to learn, Interest in Science/Math/Biology, Analytical, Problem Solver
  • Kind, Compassionate, Friendly, Flexible, Patience

Current Positions Available:

Optician

An Optician, or Dispensing Optician, is responsible for helping customers achieve the right type of eyeglasses and contact lenses. They dispense and repair glasses. They are a key part of a team of eye care professionals. Opticians need to have a thorough understanding of the different types of optical aids available, and their duties usually include:

  • Interpreting the results of eye examinations, using prescriptions written by optometrists
  • Advising patients on frame weights, materials, styles and colors
  • Recommending lenses, coatings and frames to suit customers’ needs
  • Measuring customers to determine suitable types and styles of frames
  • Determining suitable types and styles of frames
  • Adjusting frames so they fit properly
  • Preparing orders for glasses and contact lenses by checking prescriptions, lens thickness and other specifications
  • Making sure that orders for glasses and contact lenses have been processed accurately
  • Maintain the optical boutique and lab in an organized and clean fashion
  • Assist with optical repairs of glasses
  • Strong willingness to continue to learn in the field of optometry
  • Assist patients with scheduling appointments via in-person and on the phone

Optician Requirements and Qualifications

  • Desire to serve others by listening and responding to needs and concerns
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in an optometry environment (preferred) but not required
  • Ability to provide superb customer service to every patient, whether in person, over the phone, or in emails/electronic communications
  • Ability to work independently with multiple tasks and shifting priorities while maintaining close attention to detail
  • Knowledge of electronic health records and insurance

*Benefits:
Competitive Wages
Profit Sharing
Simple IRA with employer 3% match
4 day per week work schedule – Monday – Thursday with Friday, weekends and holidays off
Paid vacation and holiday
Eye care services for you and your immediate family members
Health Insurance or payment in lieu of benefit
On the job paid training and continuing education

Job Type: Full-time
To be considered for this position, please email your resume to: insightoptometrysb@gmail.com