Optometrist Jobs in Chicago, IL

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 - Arlington Heights, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
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-...
3 days ago
LensCrafters - Chicago, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
2 days ago
GPAC - Cicero, IL (6 miles from Chicago, IL)
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-...
3 days ago
GPAC - Chicago, IL
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-...
3 days ago
GPAC - Hammond, IN (19 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Description: 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...
2 days ago
GPAC - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Description: 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...
2 days ago
National Vision - Chicago, IL
Our Optometrists are comprehensive primary eye care specialists. They see patients with a wide variety of pathology and refractive needs and often catch systemic issues....
GPAC - Orland Park, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
Income Productivity Bonuses Full Executive Level Benefits Package Paid Relocation Background Requirements Doctorate in Optometry Atleast 1 Year Experience Knowledge of Basic Eye Exams/Practices Ability...
3 days ago
GPAC - Evanston, IL (10 miles from Chicago, IL)
Income Productivity Bonuses Full Executive Level Benefits Package Paid Relocation Background Requirements Doctorate in Optometry Atleast 1 Year Experience Knowledge of Basic Eye Exams/Practices Ability...
4 days ago
GPAC - Oak Lawn, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
Income Productivity Bonuses Full Executive Level Benefits Package Paid Relocation Background Requirements Doctorate in Optometry Atleast 1 Year Experience Knowledge of Basic Eye Exams/Practices Ability...
4 days ago
GPAC - Schaumburg, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
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...
4 days ago
Luxottica Group - Chicago, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
4 days ago
GPAC - Chicago, IL
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-...
5 days ago
Arthur Marshall Dental Search - Chicago, IL (9 miles from Chicago, IL)
We offer Medical Optometry as well as Refractive. No egos. MDs/DOs/ODs are all equally valuable to this organization and doctors treat each other respectfully and collegially....

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Chicago, IL

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

$124,430

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Chicago, IL offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational Degree 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 Chicago, IL
  • 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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