The average pay for a Mid-Career Optometrist is AED 98,389 per year. A skill in Optometry is associated with high pay for this job.

AED 60,000 - AED 237,600
AED 100K
AED 240K
MEDIAN: AED 103,361
Salary AED 60,000 - AED 237,600
Bonus AED 10,173
Commission AED 10,800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AED 63,992 - AED 266,648
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Optometrist

Optometrists examine patients' eyes, conducting vision tests and diagnosing and treating sight problems. The main responsibilities of an optometrist include examining patients of all ages to detect vision defects, diseases or injuries; producing reports that detail patients' visual exam histories to supply the best care; providing advice to patients who may need lenses or frames; and writing referrals to other vision specialists when appropriate. Additionally, optometrists may have monthly sales goals designated by his or her employer. Higher-level optometrists may manage staff, as well as communicate with sales representatives from various vision product suppliers to maintain product supply for the company. Optometrist generally work in private practice, such as in eye offices and vision centers; they may also teach at the university level.


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.

Optometrist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 105,584

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Key Stats for Optometrist


40 %
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


40 %
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 35%