Senior Optometrist Salary
A Senior Optometrist earns an average salary of $105,981 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Job Description for Senior Optometrist
Senior optometrists are responsible for the management of their optometry offices and overseeing communication among the office staff and assistants to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate eye care.Read More...
An advanced medical degree and many years of experience are required for this position, and common day-to-day tasks include: manual lensometry, visual field testing, evaluation of motility, pupillary function tests, applanation tonometry, angle assessment, dilation of pupils, contact lens evaluations, visual field testing, optic nerve scanning (i.e. OCT), and corneal topography. Senior optometrists also perform patient work-ups and diagnostic testing, and must ensure that all clinical equipment is functioning properly and request repairs and maintenance as needed.
Senior optometrists typically work in optometry offices with their staff and assistants, but may occasionally work in hospitals or nursing homes, as well. Their typical days and schedules are similar to those of many other medical professionals, as they arrive in the morning and check with their scheduling and reception staff regarding the appointment schedule for that day. Phone calls and e-mails with patients may be necessary throughout the day, while some may visit the office to request eye exams or update their current prescription glasses.
Senior Optometrist Tasks
- Examine, diagnose and treat patients.
- Prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision aids for the correction of visual disorders.
- Conduct tests to identify and evaluate eye defects and disease.