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Optometrist - Santa Barbara, CA

Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Req ID:  46092
Remote Position: 
Country:  US
Line of Business: 

Remote Position: No


VSP Global is committed to providing professional opportunities for Optometrists. That’s why we’re connecting you to Premier Program providers recruiting for openings at their private practices.  


An excellent full-time opportunity for an Optometrist is now available at Eye & Vision Care, located in Santa Barbara, California. 


Why you should apply 

Helping individuals achieve better vision for a better life is the mission of Eye & Vision Care. As a long-standing business in the community, Eye & Vision Care continues to grow, and a long-term opportunity is on the horizon for the right Optometrist. If you’re a well-rounded professional looking to contribute to the success of a well-known practice, collaborate with other talented professionals, have access to every diagnostic instrument in the industry, and live in a beautiful region of California, this is your chance! 


Located on the central California coast, Santa Barbara is nestled between the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Also known as the “American Riviera,” this eclectic city offers a laid-back vibe, pristine beaches, panoramic ocean views, lush wine country hills, and historical architecture. With numerous state parks and beaches nearby, residents can easily enjoy an escape into nature—kayaking, hiking, surfing, and stand-up paddleboard are some of the most popular adventures. The area also offers safe neighborhoods, excellent school districts, and a wonderful place to raise a family. Everything Santa Barbara provides its residents and its proximity to California’s most visited destinations makes it a prime location practice and call home. 


About Eye & Vision Care

Eye & Vision Care has provided full-service optometric care to families and residents in Santa Barbara County for over 35 years. The team of doctors offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults, in a friendly and comfortable environment. The practice specializes in glaucoma, dry eye, keratoconus management, scleral lens fitting, low vision, myopia control, vision therapy, and orthokeratology. Eye & Vision Care is conveniently located across from a hospital and medical center and is easily accessible from US-101. To continue supporting the growth of a large patient base, the business is looking to add a long-term Optometrist to the team of 36 staff members. 


Preventing blindness, enhancing vision and the quality of life for all patients is the commitment of Eye & Vision Care. The practice features six fully-equipped exam lanes and leverages advanced diagnostic technology to diagnose and treat a wide array of ocular diseases. Behind-the-scenes optical technology includes SD-OCT, Optos Monaco, Haag-Streit Octopus Perimetry, Matrix VF, Fundus Camera, Topcon Auto-Phoropter, and Topcon Kr-1w Topography. A team of Optometric Technicians efficiently conducts patient workups and pretesting to enable a smooth practice flow, allowing the doctors to spend quality time with patients. In addition, customers enjoy shopping in the optical department, featuring a curated collection of top designer frames—plus, patients receive personalized attention from the Opticians who assist in selecting the right frames for comfort, functionality, and personal style. 

About the Full-Time Optometrist Position  

Eye & Vision Care is seeking a full-time, highly skilled Optometrist who can efficiently care for patients while providing the highest level of patient care in a comfortable environment. You’ll perform primary and comprehensive medical eye care in a clinical setting—approximately 16 to 20 patients are cared for daily. The practice is looking for a professional with experience in scleral lens fittings, Ortho-K fittings, multifocal contact lens fittings, allergy eye care, dry eye, and posterior segment disease. 
The current office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays. The Optometrist must be willing to work at least two Saturdays per month. This is an excellent opportunity to care for various ocular diseases, patients, and special populations—while working alongside experts in a supportive environment. As a valued member of the team, you’ll directly contribute to the continuous development and expansion of the business; for the right Optometrist, a potential future partnership or ownership opportunity may be available. 

To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate leadership, excellent patient communication skills, interpersonal skills, and compassion for patient health and safety. In addition, the ideal candidate will be ambitious, responsible, service-oriented, community-involved, and willing to integrate new techniques and innovations that improve patient care and services. 

Minimum qualifications include: 

•    Optometry license in the state of California 
•    Medical eye care
•    Specialty contact lens fittings
•    Proficiency in electronic medical records


Preferred specialties include: 

•    Bilingual in Spanish
•    Low Vision


Eye & Vision Care is offering the following benefits:

•    Competitive base pay and production bonus
•    Signing bonus when certified for Paragon CRT and MiSight Myopia Control
•    Medical insurance with cost-share
•    Small group dental insurance
•    Malpractice insurance coverage
•    Simple IRA
•    Two weeks paid vacation
•    Continuing education allowance
•    Potential future partnership or ownership opportunity


Special Notice 

This is not a career opportunity with VSP Global or its companies. VSP Global is helping Premier Program providers recruit qualified applicants for their private practices. The hiring decision and acceptance of this position is solely between the hiring practice and the applicant. 


The above information in this description was provided by the hiring practice. It has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this role. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees hired in this role.  

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

Job Segment: Optometry, Medical, Patient Care, EMR, Healthcare

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