Optometrist Jobs in Kentucky

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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Private practice - Louisville, KY
As an Optometrist in our practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre- and...
1 day ago
U.S. Army Medical Command - Fort Knox, KY
Basic Requirement for Optometrist (Clinical): Degree: A Doctor of Optometry degree from an educational program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) at the time...
4 days ago
Bluegrass Vision Care Network - Lexington, KY
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....
Eye Care Partners - Benton, KY
Clarkson EyeCare has a full-time licensed Optometrist opportunity at our Benton, KY office. Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
EyeCare Partners - Paducah, KY
Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
14 days ago
Target Optical - Louisville, KY
OneSight: OneSight brings across the globe vision care to people who lack access by mobilizing eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers, and partners....
14 days ago
Eye Care Partners - Elizabethtown, KY
Clarkson EyeCare has a full-time licensed Optometrist opportunity at our Elizabethtown, KY office. Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
Eye Care Partners - Paducah, KY
Clarkson EyeCare has a full-time licensed Optometrist opportunity at our Paducah, KY office. Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
LensCrafters - Florence, KY
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
16 days ago
Louisville, KY
Must be a medical optometrist....
17 days ago
LensCrafters - Crestview Hills, KY
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
18 days ago
Walmart - Florence, KY
In addition to routine eye exams, youll have a state-of-the-art practice, equipment, and the ability to diagnose and treat ocular disease....
22 days ago
Walmart - Florence, KY
In addition to routine eye exams, youll have a state-of-the-art practice, equipment, and the ability to diagnose and treat ocular disease....
24 days ago
Private practice - Lexington, KY
Degree Valid KY state license to practice optometry Experience in or passion for pre and post op care for refractive surgery and corneal disease surgery What Youll Do: Provide pre- and post-operative...
26 days ago
Frankfort, KY
Must be a medical optometrist....
27 days ago

Demographic Data for Kentucky

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Kentucky

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

$114,550

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Kentucky offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • 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 Kentucky
  • 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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