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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Eye Care Partners - Shiloh, IL
sunglass frames, as well as comprehensive contact lens services....
International Eyecare Center-Jacksonville - Jacksonville, IL
The optometrist will conduct eye exams for Acuity Eyecare group and strive to practice to the full capacity of their license....
Walmart - Elgin, IL
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
8 hours ago
GPAC - Champaign, 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-...
7 hours ago
SEE Eyewear - Skokie, IL
Work environment: Retail/Private Practice Environment Education: Current license to practice Optometry in the state of operation...
14 hours ago
LensCrafters - Chicago, IL
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Doctor of Optometry Demonstrated leadership/management skills Knowledge of current Optometric technology & practices Developed communication skills, both verbal & written Strong...
8 hours ago
LensCrafters - Lincolnwood, IL
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Doctor of Optometry Demonstrated leadership/management skills Knowledge of current Optometric technology & practices Developed communication skills, both verbal & written Strong...
3 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Lincolnwood, IL
Nearest Major Market: Chicago Job Segment: Optometry, Business Manager, Healthcare, Management...
3 days ago
LensCrafters - Norridge, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
3 days ago
LensCrafters - West Dundee, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
3 days ago
Luxottica Group - Norridge, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
4 days ago
Luxottica Group - West Dundee, IL
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
4 days ago
Corporate practice - New Lenox, 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!...
6 days ago
Wexford Health Sources Inc - Dixon, IL
POSITION SUMMARY The Optometrist is responsible for examining eyes, administering sight tests, giving advice on visual problems and prescribing and fitting glasses or contact lenses....
6 days ago
Corporate practice - McHenry, 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!...
6 days ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Optometry Skills for Success
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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

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Illinois 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 (2.5%)
  • 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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