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: executivedirector@oaw.org 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

10/15/18 Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician-No nights or weekends!

10/15/18

Licensed Dispensing Optician or Registered Apprentice Optician-No nights or
weekends!

Well known on the Eastside, we have an established patient base and high
volume surgical practice. Our optical department provides care for routine
vision patients as well as medical and post-op cataract patients.

Candidates must be computer savvy, friendly, have great time management and
customer service skills, and be able to multi-task.

We offer a medical package through Regence Blue Shield, 401K, AFLAC, plus
two weeks paid time off in your first year.

Visit our website www.nwvision.com

Feel free to contact the office via email with any questions.

Job Type: Full-time

ShopKo Stores Inc. is seeking a Licensed Optical Manager at Union Gap, Washington

10/9/18

POSTING PERIOD: 10/8/2018 –10-20-18
POSITION AVAILABLE: Licensed Optical Manager
STORE/ LOCATION: #073 Union Gap, Washington

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The OM is responsible for managing the operations of the Optical Center and the successful development of your optical staff while partnering with the Doctor of Optometry and other Managers within the store.

REQUIRED: The Optical Manager for Washington State candidate requirement includes a high school education (or equivalent) and a Washington State Dispensing Optician License.  Must have optical experience, excellent supervisory, leadership, interpersonal skills, and have the ability to exercise sound judgment with sound decision-making and customer service skills.

To apply for this position or if you have any questions please contact:
Erin Steffeck, Field Recruiter 920-429-4738 or by e-mail to Erin.Steffeck@shopko.com.

Visions of Washington is seeking a full-time Licensed Optician

10/9/18

Visions of Washington is seeking a full-time Licensed Optician for our Seattle, Washington location.

Responsibilities include:

– Giving each person that walks into our clinics or calls on the phone the best experience and service in fulfilling their visual solutions.
– educating and assisting patients in selecting their glasses frames and lenses
– taking patient glasses related measurements
– presenting and dispensing glasses and contact lenses
– adjusting and repairing glasses
– maintaining frames inventory
– effectively communicating with patients, doctors, staff, and administration.

Visions of Washington offers a team-oriented work environment with benefits
including:

– medical, dental and vision insurance
– paid training
– paid holidays
– paid time off (sick/vacation)

For more information about our company, visit our website at
www.visionsofwa.com

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Seeking a full time Licensed Dispensing Optician

09/28/2018

Issaquah Vision, the premier optometry practice in Issaquah, Washington, established in 1983, is seeking a full time Licensed Dispensing Optician. We are looking for a fun, energetic, efficient stylist to join our fast-paced office.

*Job duties include, but are not limited to:*

– Helping patients with frame selection and informing them about various lens options that best suit their lifestyle.

– Helping patients understand their insurance benefits.

– Ordering contact lenses.

– Repairing and adjusting a patient’s current eyewear.

– Assisting the doctors and technicians with contact lens insertion and removal training for new contact wearers.

– Cleaning and maintaining the dispensary.

– Staying informed and up to date on all the latest lens technology, and the latest fashion in frames.

– Meeting regularly with frame reps.

– Performing physical frame inventory on a regular basis.

– Having strong computer and practice management software skills.

*Competitive salary and benefits! No weekends! All major holidays off!* Come to join our team! We look forward to hearing from you! Please email karla@issaquahvision.com

Full Time Licensed or Registered Optician Position in Milton Washington

09/28/2018

Milton-Edgewood Eye Clinic located in Milton, Washington near Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way and Auburn.  We are a busy and growing clinic that focuses on providing quality eyecare and eyewear to our community. We differentiate ourselves through our thoroughness and our use of advanced technology.

We are seeking to hire a Licensed or Registered Optician who can both serve patients, oversee, and drive the business of our small but busy Optical department.  Leadership experience and being willing and able to assist at the front desk and in the clinic when needed is a plus.

All of our team members play a key role in ensuring that our patients have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back and referring friends and family.  Team members must demonstrate excellent customer service and technical skills, and work as a team to meet our practice objectives.

In exchange for your hard work we offer paid training, holiday pay, time away from work and a retirement match.  In addition, we have excellent hours compared to many retail establishments.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday.  We are closed on Sunday and Monday.  Wage depends on level of experience.

Our ideal team members:

  • Professional, upbeat and friendly
  • Passionate about providing exceptional patient care and customer service
  • Enjoys working as a team in a small office setting
  • Detail-oriented and accurate even when under pressure
  • Knowledgeable with insurance and optical billing
  • Ability and willingness to cross train to assist when necessary in all areas of the clinic (front desk, pretesting patients, optical)
  • Some college preferred but not required
  • Previous eye care and leadership experience is a plus but is not required

What our patients say about us:

“I had a fantastic experience at this place. The whole staff was friendly and helpful. The doctor was knowledgeable, and her service was great. She also has a great sense of humor and a kind smile. Don’t let the location and size fool you, these folks will take care of you…”   Patient Review

“Friendly, honest staff. Excellent selection of contacts and glasses and always on the cutting edge of testing and early detection. Even after moving 20 miles away, I still go them because of their awesome customer service!”   Patient Review

We would love to hear from you!  If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide your cover letter and resume to:

Ted Wills, Business Manager:  tedw@eyecaremail.com

Your Eyes LLC is seeking a full-time LDO for our DOWNTOWN Seattle, Washington location.

09/19/2018

Responsibilities include educating and assisting patients in selecting their frames and lenses, taking patient glasses related measurements, dispensing glasses, adjusting and repairing glasses, maintaining glasses inventory, and communicating with doctors, staff, and patients. Lens edging experience and knowledge of VSP a plus. You may occasionally be asked to train patients on contact lens insertion and removal. The ability to maintain a clean, orderly workplace is important.
Your Eyes LLC offers a team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation package, with benefits including vision benefits, paid training, paid holidays, paid time off, and retirement pkg. No weekends!
To apply for this position, please submit your application via this link: https://www.optimizehire.org/apply-job?i=NTg%3D and select the Optician (Seattle, Washington) position from the Job Opening drop-down menu.
For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.youreyesllc.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We are looking for a full time *LDO Optician or Registered Apprentice

09/11/2018

We are seeking someone that is stylish, outgoing, hardworking and incredibly detail oriented. You must be helpful and inviting to our diverse patient population. Some duties include; assisting patients in frame selection, suggesting lens options, adjusting and repairing frames, maintaining frame inventory, performing front desk duties, and pretesting patients. Experience with VSP and Officemate would be a plus, but not required.
 We are looking for a full time *LDO Optician or Registered Apprentice* with at least one year of optical experience. You must be able to work Saturdays and like the challenges of a fast-paced environment. We are happy to train the right candidate as long as you are willing to learn and > listen.
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, and sick days as well as medical and retirement after a probationary period.
Serious candidates will need to drop off their cover letter and resume to our office by 2 pm on September 22nd, 2018. *All emailed resumes will be deleted. *Please visit our website to obtain directions and information > about our clinic at *www.icareopticalofkent.com*
Contact information:
Company: I Care Optical
Contact: Adriana Espinoza
Phone: (253)852-5440
Bellingham Walmart Vision Center is looking to hire a Licensed Optician

09/11/2018

Bellingham Walmart Vision Center is looking to hire a Licensed Optician to join our team! This is a full-time position with competitive pay, job security, health benefits, associate discounts, bonuses, growth opportunities, and a great staff. Enjoy many perks just by joining our professional team. Successful candidates must be a licensed WA State Optician, have strong teaching skills, a thirst for knowledge, ability to learn and adapt quickly, excel at multi-tasking, and have excellent customer service skills. You should be a dedicated professional driven to thrive in your optical career with Walmart. To Apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Kyla Nez, Walmart Vision Center, 4420 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98226 <https://maps.google.com/?q=4420+Meridian+Street,+Bellingham,+WA+98226&entry=gmail&source=g>.
You can also fax to 360-647-2212.
You must also apply online at http://walmartstores.com/Careers. If you have any questions, please call Kyla at 360-647-0212. You may also email your cover letter and resume to knez2450@gmail.com.
RETAIL OPTOMETRY AT UW MEDICINE EYE INSTITUTE

08/27/2018

Optician Licensed-Dispensing (Hourly)
UW Medicine Eye Institute – Eyes on James
Click http://bit.ly/2PijPS0 to apply to Req.158271.
 
RETAIL OPTOMETRY AT UW MEDICINE EYE INSTITUTE has an outstanding opportunity for aTEMPORARY/HOURLY OPTICIAN LICENSED-DISPENSING. Under general supervision, the Licensed Dispensing Optician coordinates the services provided at HMC’s Eyes on JamesOptical shop. Services include: selling, fitting, dispensing, measuring, and adjusting eyeglasses and optical devices in accordance with written prescriptions.  The dispensing optician will also be responsible for ensuring a high level of customer service to all clientele and for participating in departmental and divisional activities to support quality improvement.
 
The expected schedule for this hourly position will be two eight-hour day shifts per week, as well as to cover planned and unplanned absences.   
 
Customer Service Duties:
• Promote and model an atmosphere of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the optical shop.
• Greet all customers and families with a smile; communicate pleasantly and in a manner that optimizes service excellence.
• Ensure positive and professional first impression of the optical shop
• Maintain pleasant atmosphere of waiting area.
• Coordinate clerical activities for dispensing optical devices including verifying any sponsored coverage.
• Triage incoming calls appropriately to optometrist, shop, or Eye Institute as needed.
• Communicate various types of information to customers, optometrist, and third-party payers as needed.
• Demonstrate proactive, professional communication across and within department to facilitate smooth workflow, and to ensure department is positively represented throughout the organization.
• May support scheduling of optometry patients with physician in the shop
• May have oversight of cashiering functions and perform cashiering duties.
 
Patient Care Duties:
• Support customer with appropriate facial measurements for eyeglass selection, frame fitting, and customer selection.
• Perform repairs, adjustments, and delivery of eyewear.
• Coordinate appropriate clerical work for ordering/sending optical devices to the eye lab for fabrication, ensuring accuracy.
• Ensure orders are sent out in a timely fashion and ensure accuracy of returned orders.
• Notify customers that orders have arrived for pick-up.
• Provide customer support to clients when orders are picked up.
• May provide contact lens fitting support as directed by the optometrist
• Provide instructions to customers on contact lenses application and care.
 
Retail Duties:
• Work with contracted vendors and labs to purchase supplies and inventory.
• Ensure profitability of the retail area by selecting appropriate product mix and pricing.
• Educate customers on available upgrades, options, and benefits of additional products.
• Perform housekeeping duties as needed including maintaining towers, counters, mirrors, and displays.
• Open and close retail shop in accordance with HMC policies and procedures
• Prepare daily sales close-out reports according to HMC policies and procedures.
• Ensure office supply levels meet shop needs
• Act as an initial point of contact for customer complaints for retail shop issues.
• Other duties as assigned.
  
REQUIREMENTS:
Washington State Dispensing Optician License  
 
Schedule information:
The expected schedule for this hourly position will be two eight-hour day shifts per week, as well as to cover planned and unplanned absences.  
 
Click http://bit.ly/2PijPS0 to apply to Req.158271.
Full-Time position available for Licensed or Registered Optician Apprentice

08/21/2018

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 cmm@binyonvision.com

OPTICIAN JOB SEARCH

08/16/2018

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.

Requirements
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.

Compensation
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
www.valleyvisionassociates.com

Seeking Employment

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

05/23/2018

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:
northendoptical@msn.com
Ph: 253-759-2299

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