Optometrist Jobs in Des Plaines, 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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Assistant Professor and Staff Optometrist

  • UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2 days ago

Requirements include completion of a doctoral degree in optometry, post-graduate fellowship training, and eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Illinois....

Optometrist

  • Luxottica
  • Glenview, IL
  • 1 day ago

Great practice opportunity for an independent Doctor of Optometry....

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Optometrist

  • National Vision
  • Hodgkins, IL
  • 8 hours ago

We believe they are the hero of primary eye care....

Optometrist

  • LensCrafters
  • Chicago, IL
  • 5 days ago

effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....

Optometrist

  • Visionworks
  • Evergreen Park, IL
  • 5 days ago

Visionworks, one of the leading providers of eye care services in Illinois, is hiring a FULL TIME Optometrist in our EVERGREEN PARK location!...

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Optometrist

  • National Vision
  • Gurnee, IL
  • 6 days ago

We believe they are the hero of primary eye care....

Optometrist

  • Pearle Vision
  • Norridge, IL
  • 7 days ago

Pearles vision of genuine eye care....

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Optometrist

  • National Vision
  • Chicago, IL
  • 7 days ago

We believe they are the hero of primary eye care....

Remote Optometrist - IL Licensed

  • AES
  • Chicago, IL
  • 9 days ago

AES partners with National Vision and select Independent Practices affiliated with the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network to make ODs available to provide high-quality eye exams remotely to...

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Optometrist - Kildeer, Illinois

  • VisionWorks
  • Kildeer, IL
  • 10 days ago

The Role: The Optometrist (OD ) is simply the best-of-the best in the field of optometry....

Optometrist

  • Target Optical
  • South Elgin, IL
  • 10 days ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist - South Elgin, IL - Target Optical

  • Luxottica Group
  • South Elgin, IL
  • 11 days ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist

  • Pearle Vision
  • Countryside, IL
  • 13 days ago

Pearles vision of genuine eye care....

Optometrist

  • Target Optical
  • Chicago, IL
  • 13 days ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist

  • Elgin, IL
  • 13 days ago

care emergencies Optometrist Position & Requirements: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)...

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Des Plaines, IL offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (68.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.7%)
  • 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 Des Plaines, IL
  • 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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