Optometrist Jobs in Washington, DC

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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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Forestville, MD (8 miles from Washington, DC)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Upper Marlboro, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Oxon Hill, MD (6 miles from Washington, DC)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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3 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
MARYLAND EYE CARE CENTER - Hyattsville, MD (8 miles from Washington, DC)
lenses • Dry eye treatment programs • Staff and patient education • Education and capture of prescription eye glasses, etc....
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Colonial Opticians - Rockville, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Our Optometrist are comprehensive primary eye care specialist. They see patients with a wide variety of pathology and refractive needs and often catch systemic issues....
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4 days ago
GPAC - Washington, DC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
4 days ago
All Eyes On Rockville - Rockville, MD (11 miles from Washington, DC)
Our OCT enables us to simultaneously evaluate a combined fundus photography image and OCT image and our visual field test is truly a virtual reality experience....
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5 days ago All Eyes On Rockville
Kids Eye Care - Rockville, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Practicing MEDICAL ONLY (no routine vision) pediatric optometry A potential to add on various contact lens services to align with doctor interest Our ideal candidate would possess: Residency training...
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5 days ago Kids Eye Care
Walmart - Severn, MD (24 miles from Washington, DC)
In addition to routine eye exams, youll have a state-of-the-art practice, equipment, and the ability to diagnose and treat ocular disease....
5 days ago
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Upper Marlboro, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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6 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
Kaiser Permanente - Washington, DC
Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients....
7 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Largo, MD (14 miles from Washington, DC)
Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients....
7 days ago
Lasik Plus - West McLean, VA (11 miles from Washington, DC)
Optometrist LCA VISION Optometry leaders, are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity to work with world-class ophthalmologists with a leading provider of laser vision correction...
7 days ago
Chevy Chase, MD (6 miles from Washington, DC)
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-and...
7 days ago
Confidential - Washington, DC (4 miles from Washington, DC)
The offices perform Fundus Photography, Autorefractions, Visual Field Testing, etc. Must have flexibility with office locations and hours. EMR system (Athena) DC license REQUIRED....
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9 days ago

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
For optometry students, pre-registration and novice optometrists (and those returning to work), junior eye doctors, dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams, contact...

The Visual System and Concussion
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Diploma in Optometry
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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Washington, DC

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Washington, DC as reported by the BLS.

$131,300

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Washington, DC offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.7%)
  • 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 Washington, DC
  • None (59.1%)
  • 1-2 years (13.6%)
  • 2-4 years (13.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (9.1%)
  • 10+ years (4.5%)

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