Optometrist Jobs in Iowa

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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Associated Ophthalmologists - Des Moines, IA
Remove foreign bodies from eye Provide comprehensive eye exams, refractions, contact lens care, on-going medical eye & urgent medical eye care, ophthalmology post-surgical co-management care Provide...
3 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Colfax, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart - Council Bluffs, IA
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Melcher, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Hartford, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Fairfax, IA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Martensdale, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Center Point, IA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Harlan, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Van Meter, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Iowa City, IA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Prairie City, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Coralville, IA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Solon, IA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
2 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Red Oak, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
2 days ago

Demographic Data for Iowa

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
For optometry students, pre-registration and novice optometrists (and those returning to work), junior eye doctors, dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams, contact...

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Diploma in Optometry
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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Iowa

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

$130,160

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational 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 Iowa
  • 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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