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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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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22 hours ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
SharpeVision Modern LASIK - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Develops positive optometrist-patient relationships. 3. Evaluates patients for LASIK or other refractive surgery and makes recommendations as to treatment options to the Ophthalmologist. 4....
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3 days ago SharpeVision Modern LASIK
VSP Global - Buffalo Grove, IL (8 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
The practice specializes in comprehensive eye care, ocular diseases treatment and management, specialty contact lenses, and surgical co-management....
5 days ago
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Elmhurst, IL (11 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Gurnee, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Cicero, IL (16 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Elgin, IL (17 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Niles, IL (4 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
Walmart - Vernon Hills, IL (13 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
12 days ago
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Downers Grove, IL (18 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
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12 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
Pearle Vision - Norridge, IL (6 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
16 days ago
LensCrafters - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
16 days ago
Corporate practice - Elgin, IL (17 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Whether you are looking for your first opportunity in eye care, or youre an experienced optometrist looking to take the next step in your career, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!...
18 days ago
Corporate practice - Gurnee, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Whether you are looking for your first opportunity in eye care, or youre an experienced optometrist looking to take the next step in your career, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!...
18 days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Des Plaines, IL

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

$124,430

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Des Plaines, IL offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.3%)
  • 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 Des Plaines, 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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