Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.
Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.

Job Opportunities

If you are looking for employment, have a position available or know of one, or have equipment to sell, please contact our office at: Note: to post ads, we now require a contact name, phone number and business name. This is for our information only, and need not be posted in the ad unless you wish it. The ad itself should include a description of the position, a geographic location, and a contact number (phone, fax, or email). All ads will be pulled after 60 days and will have to be re-submitted. Please contact us if the position is filled. All ads will deal with Licensed Dispensing Opticians or registered apprentices only. We are an association of Washington State licensed opticians, not optometric assistants or un-licensed “opticians”. Job Posting Guidelines Thank you for reaching out to the Opticians Association of Washington to place an ad for you. All ads have to specify Licensed Dispensing Opticians or Registered Apprentices Opticians only. We are an association of Washington State licensed opticians, not optometric assistants or un-licensed “opticians”! I am more than happy to place your ad if you would like to add a Licensed Dispensing or Registered Apprentice qualification.

Available Opportunties

Full-Time position available for Licensed or Registered Optician Apprentice


Downtown Bellingham is an Independent two doctor practice in Bellingham, WA. We are looking for a licensed or registered optician apprentice to join our team! This is a full-time position. If you are passionate about independent eyewear, want to be empowered to give your patients above and beyond service, and would be a positive member of a tight-knit team in beautiful Bellingham – send a cover letter and resume to




We are a fast-paced eye clinic located on the lake in Ellensburg, WA with a unique partnership of all three eye care specialists. We are currently the largest optical store east of the Cascades and offer an extensive selection of the newest frames and high-end eyewear. Our clinic focuses on bringing the most advanced form of technology to our community, and most importantly to our customers.We are now looking to hire a full-time Optician to join our rapidly growing optical team. Job duties include fitting and dispensing eyewear, ordering and managing to arrange optical products, repairing frames/lenses, and assisting patients with frame selection.

Candidates must possess excellent customer service and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask. Our practice offers opportunities that allow a person to grow within the company and to develop their careers in the optical field. Licensed Dispensing Optician or RegisteredApprentice Optician.

We offer competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, paid time off and a SIMPLE IRA.

Please send resumes to:
Valley Vision Associates
ATTN: Optician Search Committee
2201 W Dolarway Rd Suite 2
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Full-Time Licensed Dispensing Optician


We are currently looking for a Licensed Dispensing Optician to work between our Silverdale, Kingston, and Port Orchard offices. This is a full-time 40 hour a week position. We are looking for a team player who is courteous and friendly, with an outgoing personality and passion, to provide exceptional patient care.

This position includes:

  • Assisting with frame and lens selection based on patient need and doctor recommendation
  • Performing frame adjustments and repairs
  • Ordering and dispensing glasses and contact lenses to patients
  • Maintaining inventory of optical frames and contact lenses
  • Billing insurances for optical products
  • Answering phones and assisting patients as needed with appointments and questions

If you would be the right fit for our position, please send resume and cover letter to

We looking forward to hearing from you!

Full-time Licensed Dispensing Optician located in Seattle


Eye Associates Northwest, PC is a premier multi-specialty ophthalmology group focused on delivering exceptional eye care. We have clinics in the greater Seattle, WA area.

We are looking for a full-time Licensed Dispensing Optician to work at our Seattle clinic. Must have great customer service experience, optical knowledge, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. The Optician will:

Assist patients with selecting fashionable frames and lenses according to written optical prescription or specification.
Take appropriate measurements of patient for size of eyeglasses according the optical prescription.
Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles.
Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
Assist patient with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses.
Verify, submit and bill patient insurance information for contact lenses and eyeglasses.
Other duties as assigned by management.

Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED), AS Degree preferred
Experience: Two to four years related experience
Computer Skills: Intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite, Basic level in NextGen preferred
Certificates & Licenses: Washington State Licensed Optician preferred

In addition to a great working environment, we offer a Competitive Salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with Employer Match & Profit Sharing, Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacation/Sick Leave, Paid Parking or Bus Pass and Continuing Education.

Please APPLY at:

2 Part-time Optical Administrator Position Available in Redmond, WA.


Do you have one to two years of experience as an optician? Do you enjoy helping others and have great customer service skills? Are you able to drive sales results while building positive relationships with customers and doctors? If you’re ready to grow in the optician field, we invite you to consider an opportunity as an Optical Administrator with VSP Global in Redmond, WA.

Ideal candidates will have experience to perform the following:

  • Ability to sell through use of sales skills and accountability for sales results.
  • Proven experience and results within a retail or customer service establishment.
  • Ability to provide enthusiastic and concise communication to meet/exceed customer and doctor expectations, as well as foster positive and results-oriented associate and host relationships.

We’re looking for a candidate with optical and customer service skills.

National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States. We offer an innovative culture where training is a priority, hard work is praised, and career growth is a reality.


National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States.  We offer an innovative culture where training is a priority, hard work is praised, and career growth is a reality.
We are looking for Licensed Opticians to join our growing management team in the following America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses locations:

Bellevue – Licensed Optician

Lacey – Licensed Optician / General Manager

Silverdale – Licensed Optician / General Manager

Tacoma – Licensed Optician

Federal Way – Licensed Optician

If you’re interested or know someone who might be interested, email your resume to: or visit

Highlin College Need Partime Faculty for the Dispensing Optician Program


Highline College is recruiting for a part-time faculty position in the Dispensing Optician Program for Fall Quarter, 2018. The Department has an interest in having the part-time faculty positions filled by September 1, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.

The opening in the Licensed Dispensing Optician department for FALL 2018 is for Basic Optics (OPTIC 101). The LDO program offers one online class per quarter for a total of nine quarters.

The Opticianry Instructor is responsible for instructional preparation and teaching optical theory courses for both the apprentice and degree for fall, winter and spring quarters. This instructor will be responsible for the learning outcomes involving mathematic concepts and formulas used in the understanding and manufacturing of optical lenses.

The instructor will prepare lesson plans for online instruction, assist with developing program curriculum, syllabi, goals, and objectives, and evaluate students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives. In coordination with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, the instructor will assist with and maintain program certification/accreditation requirements as appropriate, and assist with recruitment, retention, and job placement efforts. Position may include variable hours. Requirements include assisting students with compliance with Department of Labor and Department of Health standards for maintaining apprenticeship status. All instructors must complete orientation for Canvas, the Learning Management System, before teaching online.

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states.  Nearly 70 percent of the college’s 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. Highline’s core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.  The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion, and social justice as core values.  Among other recent recognitions, Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014.  The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010 and 2013.

Highline’s faculty number nearly 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors.  Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation, and leadership.
Additional information is available at

• To provide instruction to students and help promote effective learning.
• To ensure that course content is consistent with department guidelines.
• To maintain communication with department coordinator, and with department faculty.
• To meet and maintain, as a condition of employment, the requirements for certification appropriate to the faculty member’s particular field. This may include vocational certification and professional licensing.
• To be able to assist students with educational planning or direct students to appropriate campus resources.
• To pursue appropriate professional development activities in order to stay current in assigned teaching fields, program, and discipline.
• To comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
• To maintain a standard of honest and ethical behavior in their professional duties.
• To maintain and submit required institutional and state records and reports on a timely basis.
• To assume reasonable responsibility for care and safekeeping of College supplies and equipment.

At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:
– Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.
– Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
– Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
– Self-reflection practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development, and service.

– Minimum three (3) years of experience as a licensed dispensing optician; AND
– Licensed Dispensing Optician in Washington State; AND
– ABO-NCLE certified.

– AAS Degree in Opticianry from a COA accredited program;
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field;
– Teaching experience;
– Thorough understanding of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and physics.

Your online application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete:
– A detailed resume that addressed the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
– Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing your skills and abilities related to this position.
– A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
– Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees   (unofficial transcripts may be substituted – official transcripts required upon employment.)

This is an open continuous process.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

seeking a Licensed Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician


Crain Eye Clinic is a family-owned and operated vision clinic with optical dispensary, serving patients in Auburn since 1978. We are seeking a Licensed Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician to work with us while our Optician is on vacation: *June 25th – 29th (M-F)*. Daily hours are 8:30 – 5:30.

There is potential to continue to fill in during busier months and future vacations.
Please direct inquiries either by phone at 253-833-2767, or email,

Binyon Vision Center in Burien is looking for two rock star LDO's or ABO certified opticians to join our team!


We a busy, established practice with a devoted and growing patient base. Our team is committed to providing excellent and personalized care to our diverse patient population.

We would love to have you join the team if you are:

  • Professional, upbeat and friendly
  • Fashion-forward and fun
  • Passionate about providing exceptional patient care and customer service
  • Enjoy working as a team in a small office setting
  • Detail-oriented even when under pressure
  • Knowledgeable with vision insurances and billing and experience with Crystal PM EHR a plus
  • Ability and willingness to cross train to assist when necessary in all areas of a private optometry practice (front desk, pretesting patients, etc)

These will be full time positions with benefits including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, paid holidays and a retirement plan. No weekends. Wage is commensurate with level of experience. We are located in downtown Burien (minutes from downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport) and walking distance to public transit, Bakery Nouveau, Elliott Bay Brewery, Burien’s farmer’s market, the library and many other local shops and restaurants.

Please send cover letter and resume to

Costco Optical Shoreline is seeking a LICENSED DISPENSING OPTICIAN with retail experience.


There will be some nights and weekends.
Excellent benefit package and competitive wages, with opportunity for advancement.
Please submit resume to Kellie Bowey at:

Costco Optical Shoreline is seeking a REGISTERED APPRENTICE with retail experience.


There will be some nights and weekends.
Excellent benefit package and competitive wages, with opportunity for advancement.
Please submit resume to Kellie Bowey at:

SILVER LAKE EYE CLINIC seeking Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician


Busy eye clinic in south Everett needs a licensed dispensing optician or registered apprentice optician three to four days per week that is energetic, dependable, motivated in high-end sales with a minimum of three years of experience. Job skills include ordering frames, lenses, dispensing glasses and styling patients. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding patient service and friendly, detailed patient care. Position offered immediately; seeking long-term employment. Silver Lake Eye Clinic. Please fax resume to 425-316-8820.

Heaston & Thompson Vision Clinic looking for a caring, hard working Registered Apprentice


We are looking for a caring, hard working Registered Apprentice who
loves to learn new aspects of the optical field. This job requires an
attention to detail and willingness to learn outside of the office.
Compensation will be based on education and experience. Full time basis.
Hours of operation include 8:00am – 5:30pm typically, weekdays only.

Review physician’s prescriptions and orders based on medical charts.

Provide honest but compassionate feedback about aesthetic choices in

Help manage inventory of frames to ensure optimum customer satisfaction and product variety.

Ability to dispense, adjust and repair eyewear.

Operate manual lensometer and other tools to achieve proper fittings for

Communicate with physician with questions or concerns about prescriptions
and other eye-related issues.

Educate patients on their corrective lens options and help them make a
choice that fits their medical needs as well as lifestyle choices (sports,
job or hobby).

Work within a team driven atmosphere.

Ensure our patients have an outstanding eye care experience that exceeds
their expectations.

When submitting a resume please include a cover letter describing what you
are looking most for in an optical position and your favorite service

Job Type: Full-time

Searching for an Apprentice or Licensed Optician with experience


We are searching for an apprentice or licensed optician with experience for our fast paced 3 doctor optometry office. The person should be friendly, prompt, self-motivated, looking to advance their knowledge and career opportunities. This position is a unique job share opportunity. We are a fun and exciting office with no weekend hours, located in Port Angeles, WA.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Northwest Washington Walmart Vision Centers are hiring at multiple locations!


We are hiring an experienced Vision Center Manager to lead our Marysville (Tulalip) location; searching for Licensed Dispensing positions at the Lynnwood and East Marysville locations, and have apprentice optician positions available at our Smokey Point/Arlington locations.

These are full-time positions with competitive pay, job security, health benefits, profit sharing, paid time off, and a great staff and support system.

Successful candidates for the LDO and Management positions must have strong teaching skills, be independently driven, and have a readiness to drive and lead your team in great customer service and optical skills.

All candidates must also have a thirst for knowledge, ability to learn and adapt quickly, excel at multitasking/time management and have excellent customer service skills.

To apply, please visit online at or go to one of our hiring kiosks at your nearby Walmart. You may also email your cover letter and resume to or by contacting the person below and your questions or information will be forwarded to the correct manager. Please note, your application cannot be completed until your online application is submitted.

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Upscale Optical/Optometry Practice for Sale in North End of Tacoma, WA


This optical boutique is located in a well-established neighborhood in North End Tacoma. The area is continually growing with lots of new restaurants and businesses and is locat4ed near major highways, public transportation, and the beautiful Point Defiance Park. Easy access from main roads to a dedicated parking lot with ample spaces makes it easy for customers to come in. Customers in the neighborhood are very loyal and know the value of an independent practice. The business was established in 1957, and owned by the current optician for 17 years. There is a spacious dispensary with about 700 frames on display, with lots of natural light from large windows. Also included: one exam room, a contact lens room ready to be converted to an exam room if needed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. Seller is ready to retire but is willing to assist in the transition if needed. The business is perfect for an optician or an optometrist to take over. Space is leased part-time to an optometrist and an ocular prosthetic company, and both may be willing to stay. Both practices benefit the optical by bringing in more patients who are in need of glasses.

For more information please contact:
Diane at:
Ph: 253-759-2299

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