An Entry-Level Optometrist earns an average salary of AED 86,150 per year.

AED 29,261 - AED 270,000
AED 29K
AED 86K
AED 270K
MEDIAN: AED 86,150
10%
50%
90%
AED 0AED 291K
Salary AED 29,261 - AED 270,000
Bonus AED 125 - AED 62,500
Profit Sharing AED 5,450
Commission AED 9,767
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).
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AED 30,063 - AED 291,012
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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.

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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 93,055

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Optometrist Advice

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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
17%

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 33%