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Job Title: Optometric Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated and organized Optometric Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the optometrist in providing excellent patient care, performing various administrative tasks, and maintaining a clean and organized work environment.


  • Assist the optometrist in performing eye exams and other diagnostic tests
  • Prepare patients for exams by taking their medical history and performing preliminary tests
  • Provide patients with information about contact lenses, eyeglasses, and other vision correction options
  • Assist with the fitting and dispensing of contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Perform various administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments, answering phones, and maintaining patient records
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Order and maintain inventory of office and medical supplies
  • Assist with billing and insurance claims


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a medical or optometric setting preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer programs
  • Ability to learn and use specialized software for optometric practices
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to use hands and fingers to manipulate small objects and equipment
  • Ability to see and distinguish colors and shapes
  • Ability to hear and communicate with patients and coworkers

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Optometric Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Optometric Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Optometric Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Optometric Assistant job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Optometric Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Optometric Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Optometric Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Optometric Assistant role?
SMS has 84% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Optometric Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Optometric Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 120% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Optometric Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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