Optometric Assistant-Hutchinson

Perks of joining our team:

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Fun work environment

  • Casual work attire

  • Seven paid holidays

  • Employee discounts including glasses, contact lenses, and eye exams

  • Continuing education and certification reimbursement

  • Medical, dental, STD, LTD and paid time off available after meeting requirements

  • Retirement Plan

  • Anniversary Gift

This opportunity is for you if:

  • You are a quick learner.

  • You can work independently and demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • You have a passion for growth and desire to continue learning.

  • You are detail oriented and able to multi-task.

  • You like the hustle, bustle and stability of the healthcare industry.

  • You are an adaptable and strong team player.

About the Optometric Assistant role:

  • Focuses on the Patient: Seeks to understand patient needs to create value

  • Demonstrates a Positive Attitude and Resilience: Adapts positively to pressure, setbacks, challenges, and change to achieve and sustain peak effectiveness.

  • Drives for Success: Delivers excellent performance by seizing opportunities and proactively taking concrete actions that adhere to Southwest Eye Care policies and procedures. Goes the extra-mile and persistently overcomes obstacles.

  • Assist doctors during clinic times by taking patient health histories, visual acuities, and perform pretests requested by the doctors. Prep exam rooms for clinic and close down rooms after clinic.

  • Perform front desk duties included but not limited to answering phones, greeting patients, checking in patients, prepping charts, filing, verifying insurance, billing professional fees, and scheduling appointments.

  • Optical duties as assigned including but not limited to frame selections, ophthalmic lens ordering, frame ordering, glasses adjustments, dispensing glasses, dispensing contacts, repairing glasses, verifying glasses and frame orders, and notifying patients when product is available.

  • Contact lens responsibilities including patient contact lens orders, verifying contact lens orders, ordering contact lens trials, and I & R classes.

  • Responsible for ordering medical supplies, eye drops used during patient visits, and sample prescription drops.

  • Other administrative duties including but not limited to reconciling monthly statements with invoices, ordering office supplies, and cleaning the office.

  • Travel to other offices required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You meet these requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Three years related optical experience or customer service experience preferred

  • ABO, NCLE, CPO, CPOA, COA certifications preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Who we are:

We are ambassadors of integrity, who are committed to individualized care using remarkable technology, to create an exceptional patient experience. We are dedicated to creating work/life harmony in an efficient and enjoyable environment for everyone who enters our clinics.

Sound too good to be true? Apply today and learn more about your opportunities with Team SWEC!

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance

  • Employee discount

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral program

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance