Optometrist Jobs in North Carolina

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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IN4323 Optometrist

  • Target Optical
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 2 days ago

OneSight: OneSight brings across the globe vision care to people who lack access by mobilizing eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers, and partners....

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  • National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 2 days ago

Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....

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Optometrist

  • Vision To Learn
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2 days ago

We have provided over 1.5 million vision screening, 300,000 eye exams and 240,000 pairs of eye glasses lifetime....

Optometrist - Durham, NC - Target Optical

  • Luxottica Group
  • Durham, NC
  • 23 hours ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist (Hillcrest Vision) - Winsten-Salem, NC

  • VSP Global
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • 11 hours ago

The team of professionals specializes in comprehensive eye care, ocular disease diagnosis and management, screening for systemic health conditions, dry eye treatment, and specialty contact lenses....

Optometrist

  • 360care
  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • 1 day ago

Therapeutic Optometrist to provide comprehensive ocular disease management As a 1099 Independent Contractor, you will receive great compensation and enjoy a flexible schedule....

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NC Optometrist

  • 20/20 Vision Center
  • Greenville, NC
  • 19 hours ago

We focus on ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, glaucoma, dry eye, diabetic eye disease as well as routine eye care. We also understand the need for a work-life balance....

Optometrist

  • Target Optical
  • Durham, NC
  • 2 hours ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

IN4323 Optometrist-Wake Forest, NC Target Optical

  • Luxottica Group
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 3 days ago

OneSight: OneSight brings across the globe vision care to people who lack access by mobilizing eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers, and partners....

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Optometrist

  • National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
  • Erwin, NC
  • 3 days ago

Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....

Optometrist

  • LensCrafters
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 4 days ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

Optometrist

  • LensCrafters
  • Hickory, NC
  • 4 days ago

An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....

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Optometrist

  • North Carolina Primary Vision Care Associates
  • Asheville, NC
  • 5 days ago

Our Optometrists manage a variety of anterior and posterior ocular disease to their comfort level including but not limited to: Treating corneal ulcers and uveitis Diagnosing diabetic and hypertensive...

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Optometrist

  • North Carolina Primary Vision Care Associates
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 5 days ago

Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....

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Optometrist

  • North Carolina Primary Vision Care Associates
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • 5 days ago

Our Optometrists manage a variety of anterior and posterior ocular disease to their comfort level including but not limited to: Treating corneal ulcers and uveitis Diagnosing diabetic and hypertensive...

Demographic Data for North Carolina

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in North Carolina

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireOptometry research efforts.

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in North Carolina offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (68.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.7%)
  • 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 North Carolina
  • None (52.4%)
  • Less than 1 year (19.0%)
  • 1-2 years (14.3%)
  • 2-4 years (9.5%)
  • 4-6 years (4.8%)

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