Career Planning & Placement
Career opportunities in optometry
There are many additional sources, including optometry associations and corporate websites, you can use to find employment opportunities.
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Provides links to optometry school websites where you can check most schools' placement listings, although some placement pages are restricted.
Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch)
National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario M45 3B1
Contact: Kimberly O'Sullivan, Matching Director, 301-231-5944, ext. 3019
National Practice Resource Network (NPRN)
For AOA members only
314-991-4100, ext. 107
Service is free to third- and fourth-year optometry students. A registration packet requiring you to complete a profile (including education, rotation sites, where you want to work and in what types of practices) may be obtained from the website.
Covers optometric and ophthalmic providers, hospitals, HMOs, health centers, civil service agencies, corporations, and institutions.
- The National Association of Veterans Affairs Optometrists
Provides links to job and residency opportunities in the VA
- VA Careers website
- Bausch & Lomb
- CIBA Vision
- EyeSeek—sponsored by VSP
- Johnson & Johnson
- Pearle Vision
- US Vision (JC Penny Optical)
Other websites with placement opportunities for optometrists
- Absolutely Health Care
Search by state. Sign up for an account. Access career pages, list profession of optometry, receive emails through your account.
- The Eye Group
Represents strong practice opportunities nationwide. The firm is devoted exclusively to the placement of optometrists and ophthalmologists. This is a free service for job opportunity seekers. For more information, call 561-852-0008.
- Indian Health Service
Connecting optometry students & residents with career opportunities.
- Monster Network
Career center, job searches, company/employer research, and other resources.
- Ophthalmic Associates
Job Board: "the premier online community for eyecare professionals."
- Practice Concepts
Offers practice sales services; provides financial assistance. Lists practices for sale, assists buyers, does appraisals and consulting.
- PracticeMatch Physician Employment
Ophthalmic search firm specializing in placement. Free and paid services: 800-578-8315
- USA Jobs (also includes IHS jobs)
- VisionCare Classifieds
- Vision Council of America
Has job postings