Optometrist Jobs in District of Columbia

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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GPAC - Washington, DC
You'll be providing comprehensive optometric chronic care management of patients, diagnosing and treating ocular diseases, performing optical responsibilities, pre-op, post-ops, co-management, etc....
2 days ago
Providence Opticians, Inc. - Washington, DC
We are looking for an Optometrist to perform eye tests and provide excellent eye care to our patients....
Visionworks - Washington, DC
We practice comprehensive primary care including contact lens fittings, and we have state of the art equipment including Optos, retinal cameras, and OCT....
7 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Washington, DC
Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients....
9 days ago
Washington, DC
Cases include general optometry, such as eye exams, complex eye disease, TPA, ocular disease, and more. Apply now to learn more!...
11 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-...
16 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Washington, DC
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
16 days ago
Warby Parker - Washington, DC
What youll do: Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams in accordance with Warby Parkers protocol and standards of care Ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions...
22 days ago
LensCrafters - Washington, DC
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
30+ days ago
Ophthalmology practice - Washington, DC
Degree Valid DC state license to practice optometry Comfort working as the sole OD in a full-scope practice What Youll Do: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular...
45+ days ago
Warby Parker - Washington, DC
What youll do: Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams in accordance with Warby Parkers protocol and standards of care Ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions...
45+ days ago
Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC
Prescribe and fit vision aides such as contact lenses and eyeglasses....
90+ days ago
Warby Parker - Washington, DC
What youll do: Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams in accordance with Warby Parkers protocol and standards of care Ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions...
90+ days ago
Warby Parker - Washington, DC
What youll do: Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams in accordance with Warby Parkers protocol and standards of care Ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions...
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for District of Columbia

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in District of Columbia

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in District of Columbia as reported by the BLS.

$90,140

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in District of Columbia offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • 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 District of Columbia
  • 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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