An Optometrist with Optometry skills earns an average salary of AED 95,579 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AED 19,702 - AED 206,828
AED 20K
AED 95K
AED 210K
MEDIAN: AED 94,765
10%
50%
90%
AED 0AED 212K
Salary AED 19,702 - AED 206,828
Bonus AED 13.09 - AED 94,363
Profit Sharing AED 5,450
Commission AED 12,000
Total Pay (?
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AED 26,322 - AED 212,204
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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 96,243

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

National Average
AED 96,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 37%