Optometrist Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

Optometrists are doctors of optometry (ODs) whose primary responsibilities are to diagnose, treat, and prevent problems related to eyes and sight. These eye care experts also perform vision tests and analyze results to identify anomalies and recommend treatment such as corrective lenses or medication. Their job descriptions may also include performing minor eye-related surgery and providing patient care before and after larger procedures.

The median salary for an optometrist is $106,140, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average job growth at 15%+ through 2026.

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  • Spectrum Eye Physicians
  • Freedom, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 15 days ago
Provides contact lens examinations and fittings. Provides guidelines regarding contact lens instruction (for insertion and removal) to be performed by appointed clinical staff....

Optometrist - San Jose, CA - Target

  • Luxottica Group
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 23 days ago
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist (Buena Vista Eyecare Optometry) - San Jose, CA

  • VSP Global
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 30+ days ago
Other Specialty Services: The office specializes in ocular disease, pediatrics, and specialty contact lens....

Optometrist

  • Spectrum Eye Physicians
  • Los Gatos, CA (14 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 45+ days ago
Provides contact lens examinations and fittings. Provides guidelines regarding contact lens instruction (for insertion and removal) to be performed by appointed clinical staff....

Optometrist

  • LensCrafters
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 45+ days ago
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist - San Jose, CA - Target Optical

  • Luxottica Group
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 60+ days ago
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist (Berryessa Optometry) - San Jose, CA

  • VSP Global
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 90+ days ago
The practice offers a range of specialties, including specialty contact lens fittings for keratoconus and irregular corneas, myopia control, surgical co-management, and other ocular diseases....

Optometrist (Image Eyecare Optometry) - San Jose, CA

  • VSP Global
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 90+ days ago
Image Eyecare Optometry provides comprehensive eye exams for children and adults and specializes in medical eye care, myopia management, hard-to-fit contact lenses, surgical co-management for LASIK,...

Part Time Optometrist (Westside Family Optometry) - San Jose, CA

  • VSP Global
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 90+ days ago
This practice focuses on personalized, preventative vision care and specializes in specialty contact lenses, co-managing laser vision correction procedures, and developmental optometry....

Optometrist - San Jose, CA - LensCrafters

  • Luxottica Group
  • San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 90+ days ago
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Demographic Data for Santa Cruz, CA

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Santa Cruz, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (68.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (3.6%)
  • Master's Degree (2.6%)
  • Some College (0.5%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optometrists in Santa Cruz, CA
  • None (52.4%)
  • Less than 1 year (19.0%)
  • 1-2 years (14.3%)
  • 2-4 years (9.5%)
  • 4-6 years (4.8%)

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