Practice Opportunities

This page is designed to help bring together Christian optometrists, graduate students, residents, and new graduates who are either seeking a practice opportunity or are searching for a qualified partner, associate, employee, or practice buyer who shares similar beliefs and values.

FCO, International offers this service solely for the benefit and convenience of those whose particular need might be met through it, and in no way attempts to influence seekers or providers who access this page. It should be understood that this service is intended for use by those who are adherents of the Christian faith.

To submit an ad for posting, send your ad to Joe Segree at joesegree@gmail.com.

FCO would like to be informed of any successful placement arrangements which transpire as a result of this page. Best wishes and may God bless you in your search.

 

Providers

 
Full or Part-Time Optometrist Position in Syracuse, NY   Posted: 8/08/2017
Malara Eyecare and Eyewear Gallery, located in the Syracuse, NY area towns of Liverpool and Fayetteville, is seeking an optometrist to fulfill its mission of providing “Professional Eyecare with a Personal Touch.”

The owner of the practice, Dr. Richard Malara, and his associate, Dr. Matthew Durkin, are both Christian optometrists who seek to glorify God in their work and in their personal lives. Many of their staff are Christian, but Christian faith is not a requirement for employment, and is not pushed on staff or patients.

The doctors at Malara Eyecare practice comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. They fit standard and specialty contact lenses including soft and RGP multifocals, keratoconic lenses, Corneal Refractive Therapy lenses, as well as an occasional scleral lens. We do not currently provide low vision or vision therapy/orthoptics services.

The practice provides medical care to include anterior segment issues such as abrasions, foreign bodies, inflammations and infections, and treatment and medical management of chronic conditions like glaucoma.

We also participate in some comanagement of cataract and LASIK patients, but that is a small part of total patient volume.

Optometric technicians perform all screening and special testing, including Auto Refraction/Keratometry/Topography, Visual Fields, OCT, Optomap photos, corneal pachymetry, screening tonometry with Icare tonometer, etc. Several of the technicians are also trained as scribes to help the doctors enter information into the Eyefinity EHR system when possible.

Currently, we are seeking an optometrist who is licensed in New York State to work as a full time or part time employee, as desired by the employee. There is a possibility for an employee to buy into the practice in the future, but the desire to purchase the practice is not a requirement for employment.

The practice offers benefits to full time staff, such as paid vacation, health insurance, health savings account contributions, eyewear benefits, quarterly bonuses, and a retirement savings plan. Malpractice insurance and AOA membership dues are included. Paid continuing education credits are available. Assistance in applying for participation in local insurance plans and Medicare is also provided.

New graduates or seasoned professionals are encouraged to apply!

Visit our website at www.drmalara.com to learn more about our practice.

Send resume and cover letter to Dr. Durkin at: drdurkin@drmalara.com.
 
 
Associate position leading to possible future Partnership Buy-In   Posted: 6/03/2017
Warsaw Family Eyecare is looking for a similar-minded doctor of optometry to join our great practice. We are a private practice based on Christian business principles and are looking for a hard working O.D. with a servant’s heart.

Initially the provider would start at 2 days per week and add days as they became busier. If everything goes well we would like the optometrist to become a partner with buy-in to partial ownership.

Our office is located in a growing family friendly small city in North Central Indiana surrounded by lakes. We have all the latest diagnostic equipment including Optos Daytona, SD-OCT, VEP, VF, and Topographer. Candidate would be expected to provide full scope vision and medical eye care and should be comfortable with challenging ocular presentations.

Experience such as an ocular disease, low vision residency or second language would be helpful but not required. We are looking for a long term addition to the practice who is eager to help us continue to grow.

Send inquires to Dr. Scott Caughell at drc@warsaweye.com. Visit our website at www.warsaweye.com for more about our practice.
 
 
Full or Part-time Optometrist Position in Canada   Posted: 5/20/2017
I am Reverend Ravi Kandiah, from Toronto, Canada, We have a small optometry clinic, and are looking for a part-time or full-time Christian Optometrist and Christian Opticians.

Rev. Ravi
International Gospel Missionary Church
 
 
Optometrist Position — Practice & Dry Eye Clinic Administrator   Posted: 5/15/2017   Updated: 5/20/2017

Michigan OPTOMETRY Position with Mission-Minded MD/OD Group

A market-leading Michigan group practice with a reputation for great patient care is searching for a talented, motivated Optometrist for a new medical optometry and dry eye clinic role. We have a wonderful team of ophthalmologists and optometrists who work in a collegial, collaborative atmosphere and have an inspiring heart for missions.

Medical Optometry & Dry Eye Clinic Roles
The incoming doctor will work in a stimulating dual role capacity, split between medical optometry work and developing and managing our new dry eye clinic. Our goal is for our new dry eye clinic to become a “Center of Excellence,” utilizing the most effective treatment modalities and including the technology and equipment necessary to provide world–class care for patients suffering from this difficult condition. The new Optometrist will be given opportunities to advance and succeed as a medical optometrist too. You’ll see our loyal patients; post-op and acute care patients, as well as new patients seeking expert, comprehensive eye exams.

You will love the support you’ll receive from our efficient set-up and well-trained team of technicians & scribes and we will provide the support and training required for you to develop and produce exceptional patient outcomes. Young OD’s seeking mentors will have a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our seasoned staff of Optometrists. We will make sure you're successful in your new role.

The Area
This region of Michigan is a family-friendly area with lots to see and do. We have four distinct seasons, a multicultural population, wonderful schools and an abundance of great nature-oriented activities. The region is well-known for its lush forests, scenic vineyards and bountiful fruit orchards. You’ll treasure the tranquility of nearby Lake Michigan and when you crave the bright lights and big city experience, downtown Chicago is within easy reach.

Eye Care Missions
OD’s who are interested in global eye care for the world’s poor and underserved will absolutely love our practice. Many of the doctors and staff here participate in international eye care relief trips.

Our Mission Statement — Is this you?
Our mission statement is “To emulate Christ’s example of compassion, humility, and integrity in all relationships”. If our philosophy of care resonates with you and you’d like to learn more please send us a note: info@christianeye.net.

The Christian Eye Network
info@christianeye.net
www.christianeye.net
 
 
Practice Opportunity in Conway, AR   Posted: 5/8/2017
Success Vision Express is opening an optical center in Conway, AR on December 2017 and would like to find an optometrist to own and operate the practice located next door.

Below are some of the highlights :)

1. You will be working with a doctor-owned optical that understands the importance of primary care and has two thriving optometry practices in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Dr Sam Presley graduated from SCO in 2008).

o We believe that patients’ best interests are served when the doctor fits, dispense and sells contacts lenses.

2. You will be working with a missional company that invests significant time and energy to help those in need.


o Success Vision sends approx 25 employees each summer on medical missions to impoverished countries, providing over 3,000 pairs of free glasses (for more information go to www.successvision.com/about).

3. You will be working with a company whose business model is proven.

o We currently have seven locations, the one in Conway will be our eighth.
o The doctors next door to Success Vision typically net between $120,000 and $140,000 in their first year.
o The established doctors currently working next door to Success Vision on a full time basis make between $150,000 and $250,000 a year.

4. All the equipment needed to start your practice will be covered by your lease agreement, allowing you to start your practice with almost no debt or out of pocket expense.

If interested, please email or call Chris Presley using the info below:

Email: chris@successvision.com
phone: 918-288-3119
 
 
Southwestern Eye Care, Brighton, IL   Posted: 4/28/2017
We are seeking a doctor to join our office with potential for a buy in opportunity in the future! We are a small town, rural practice with heavy emphasis on medical care. We do emergency eye care and see patients of every age! Our outstanding staff of 9 employees and wonderful patient base provides a very rewarding work environment. We are in service to our community and take great joy in fulfilling this need!

Our hours of operation are 8:30-6:00 Monday and Tuesday, 8:30-5:00 Wednesday - Friday, and Saturday 8:30-12:00. We currently see patients two Saturdays a month.

Illinois license required. New grads are welcome to apply! We offer vision benefits, production bonus, and a retirement plan with employer match. We cover malpractice and part of professional dues (IOA). The salary is negotiable and the start date is flexible. We are excited for the right doctor to fill this position.

We are close to St. Louis, but maintain a small town environment! If you are looking for a Christian work environment where you get a lot of experience then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Dena Bachman
dbachman@southwesterneyecare.com.
 
 
Full-time position, Optometrist, Chicago, IL   Posted: 4/13/2017
The Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC), a faith based community health center located in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, is seeking a Director of Optometry. Applicants need to be residency trained or have a minimum of two years experience and have two or more years in a leadership roll of an organization. Our mission is to show and share the love of Jesus by promoting wellness and providing quality, affordable health care for Lawndale and the neighboring communities. Since its founding in 1984, LCHC has grown to the point that over 164,800 medical visits are now completed each year and four satellite clinics have been added. The newly renovated Eye Clinic is located on the main campus in the Lawndale neighborhood.

The Optometrist is responsible for providing eye care services to pediatric and adult patients of the Lawndale Christian Health Center. The Optometrist will report directly to the Director of Optometry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide quality eye exams and corrective lenses as needed for LCHC patients
  • Ensure all eye clinic equipment is working properly
  • Communicate patient status to primary care providers
  • Coordinate referrals
  • Examine patients in an efficient and timely manner
  • Communicate with primary care providers the proper referral of Diabetic, HIV, and TB patients
  • Treat and follow Glaucoma patients as appropriate
  • Attend programmatic meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills or Abilities
  • Some computer skills required
  • Experience and demonstrated ability for working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Ability to organize, solve problems and multi task
  • Ability to work under stress in a high pressure atmosphere
  • Ability to strongly embrace and personify the mission of Lawndale Christian Health Center.
  • Expected to utilize spare time in work related activities which contribute to the clinic’s needs
  • The ability to interact with fellow employees in a way that promotes a harmonious and cooperative working environment
  • In good physical condition with the ability to stand, bend 85% of the time

Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration

The Optometrist must be licensed to practice Optometry in the state of Illinois. Must document completion of O.D. degree.

Preferred:

5 years experience or residency trained, required to work with student externs from ICO and IU on rotation.

Bilingual Spanish

You can find more information about LCHC at www.lawndale.org including photos of the eye clinic at www.lawndale.org/tour-our-facilities and an application at www.lawndale.org/opportunities/employment. Please click on “current openings” half way down the page to reach the ADP link where the Optometrist position is posted.

If you have questions or would like further information you can contact jeanniewang.od@lawndale.org
 
 
Gainesville, GA   Posted: 3/30/2017
Dr. Skeete and Associates of North Georgia, P.C. is seeking a dynamic candidate for a full-time optometrist position in their Gainesville, GA. practice. Dr. Skeete and Associates, P.C. is a well-respected practice with two established locations — Peachtree Corners and Gainesville, GA. Dr. Julius N. Skeete & Associates, P.C. provides a wide range of eye care services, including: comprehensive eye examinations for both eyeglasses and contact lenses; treatment of eye diseases; emergency eye care; and pre-op and post-op consultations for cataract and refractive surgery. This full-time associate position offers a competitive salary, sign on bonus and benefits including health insurance, professional liability and paid time off. Similarly, we currently have modern equipment including the Optomap digital retinal photography; Clarify (an automated refraction and patient education module); and Crystal EMR/Practice Management Software. Likewise, we have an awesome optometric technician and management team that supports the doctors and provides exemplary care to our patients. Moreover, our practice is located near Lake Lanier which boasts fishing, boating, beaches and some of the best parks in Georgia. Likewise, with Gainesville being only 50 miles from downtown Atlanta, the opportunity offers the best of suburban and city living. We are looking for someone with strong clinical and interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care. Our practice is focused on caring, thorough and comprehensive eye care. I would love to speak with you if you might be interested in joining our team.

Please email CV to info@georgiaoptometrist.com or drskeeteandassoc@bellsouth.net
 
 
Clinical Position Available in Anchorage, Alaska   Posted: 3/30/2017
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute is a principle-centered, multi-site cataract and refractive surgery comanagement/referral center. We are seeking an optometric physician to help staff our surgery center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for an OD who:
  • Is clinically skilled and residency trained, or has equivalent ocular disease and surgical comanagement experience
  • Is a self-starter and motivated to expand our presence
  • Is an excellent communicator
  • Desires to be involved in optometry professional associations
  • Has solid leadership skills and a passion to help others
This is a full-time position that may require periodic travel to fill in at other office locations. Our doctors do not provide primary care, vision exams, contact lenses or eyeglasses. Nor do we advertise our services to the general public. Instead, we support community ODs by providing cataract surgery, laser vision correction and medical consults for referred patients. We offer exciting growth potential and an excellent work environment including a unique team approach between staff ODs and surgeons with full peer and management support. Learn more about our organization at www.pcli.com and email CV and letter of interest to David Stanfield, OD Director at david.stanfield@pcli.com
 
 
North Carolina   Posted: 3/30/2017
You will love working with us! Live on the beach in North Carolina with just a short, sunny commute to work!

We are an established, very respected MD / OD group in coastal North Carolina. We are searching for a great Optometrist for our friendly, hard-working team. New graduates and experienced optometrists are invited to apply for this full-time position, however, we will also talk with optometrists who are interested in part-time and prn work too.

Our 4-doctor practice is an ethical, compassionate organization. Several of our doctors participate in eye care missions, locally and abroad. Our patients trust us and we work very hard to give them a wonderful, all around experience with exceptional outcomes.

Our location features a lot to see and do. Our city has low unemployment and a very stable, recession-proof economy. We see patients for Cataracts, IOL’s, Diabetes, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Complete eye exams, Eye glasses, Contact lens, Frame sales and more. Our office is in an attractive, serene area with other medical offices, so it’s easy for patients to find us.

You, as the incoming optometrist will be given lots of support and help so that your transition will be smooth and enjoyable. We will go “above and beyond” to ensure your success. You will be offered a wonderful compensation and bonuses package with great benefits too.

You will love working with us. Contact us today to learn more. info@christianeye.net

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

PS- If you’ve never experienced life in the Carolinas, you’re really missing out. There’s a reason we are one of the fastest growing states in the country. Let’s talk about what makes our state such a great place to live and work.
 
 

 

 

Seekers

 

Ronicha Azard            Posted: 7/14/2015

I’m interested in working in the South Florida area but I’m also open to any other opportunities in other regions (like the New England area, etc.).

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