Optometrist Jobs in Illinois

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 - Fairview Heights, IL
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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2 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
Eye Care Partners - Belleville, IL
Our team of highly trained optometrists, opticians, and technicians focus on maintaining the health and development of our patients eyes by providing the most comprehensive eye exam on the market....
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1 day ago Eye Care Partners
Dr. Tanya Le & Associates @ Target Optical - Chicago, IL
Seeking energetic and motivated Full Time OD at Target Optical in Shorewood, IL. Revolution EHR, OD Tech assistant, and Optos Retinal Imaging in place. We offer different employment packages that...
19 hours ago
Eye Care Partners - Granite City, IL
Our team of highly trained optometrists, opticians, and technicians focus on maintaining the health and development of our patients eyes by providing the most comprehensive eye exam on the market....
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2 days ago Eye Care Partners
Eye Care Partners - Mount Vernon, IL
Our team of highly trained optometrists, opticians, and technicians focus on maintaining the health and development of our patients eyes by providing the most comprehensive eye exam on the market....
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1 day ago Eye Care Partners
Eye to Eye Careers - Chicago, IL
About the Position Our practice is heavily focused on treating ocular diseases so we are in search of a skilled, empathetic, and compassionate optometrist open to practice in a nursing home setting....
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3 days ago Eye to Eye Careers
Walmart - Montgomery, IL
(for example, Optometrist, Clinic Staff) to increase understanding of optometric standards under the guidance of Associate Doctor of Optometry....
4 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Montgomery, IL
(for example, Optometrist, Clinic Staff) to increase understanding of optometric standards under the guidance of Associate Doctor of Optometry....
4 days ago
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
prior experience providing eye care in a hospital or academic setting....
5 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Huntley, IL
(for example, Optometrist, Clinic Staff) to increase understanding of optometric standards under the guidance of Associate Doctor of Optometry....
5 days ago
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Moline, IL
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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5 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
Eyeland Optical - Aurora, IL
At Eyeland Optical, we're seeking an Optometrist for a position in Aurora, Illinois located in the Downtown area....
6 days ago
Eye to Eye Careers - Edwardsville, IL
Responsibilities & Duties of the Optometrist (Eye Doctor) Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams to ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions....
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6 days ago Eye to Eye Careers
LensCrafters - Chicago Ridge, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
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LensCrafters - Machesney Park, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.

$121,610

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.9%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.8%)
  • 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 Illinois
  • 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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