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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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Lawrenceburg, KY
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
1 day ago
Eye to Eye Careers - Lexington, KY
About the Position Our Optometrist will perform excellent comprehensive eye exams to ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions....
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GPAC - Lexington, KY
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-...
21 hours ago
Walmart - Louisville, 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....
2 days ago
Walmart - Paducah, KY
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
Eye to Eye Careers - Louisville, KY
About the Position Our Optometrist will perform excellent comprehensive eye exams to ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions....
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Walmart - Paducah, KY
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
16 hours ago
Eye Care Partners - Elizabethtown, KY
Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
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Eye Care Partners - Paducah, KY
Our doctors are leaders in the field of full-scope, medical-model eye care....
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Rademaker Eye Care, PLLC - Fort Campbell, KY
Rademaker Eye Care is a private practice that has been providing exceptional patient care to the Fort Campbell community for 15 years....
14 days ago
U.S. Army Medical Command - Fort Campbell, 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...
15 days ago
LensCrafters - Crestview Hills, KY
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
16 days ago
National Vision - Covington, KY
Job Description A great patient experience starts with our Optometrists giving a comprehensive eye exam. Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
17 days ago
LensCrafters - Louisville, KY
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
20 days ago
Wal-Mart - Elizabethtown, KY
In addition to routine eye exams, you'll have a state-of-the-art practice, equipment, and the ability to diagnose and treat ocular disease....
22 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 (67.5%)
  • 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 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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