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Join Us in Providing Care to Those Who Need It Most

Optometrists in the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network are making a difference by providing life-enhancing and even lifesaving eye care to patients who otherwise may not receive it.

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Practicing Primary Care Optometry

We believe everyone deserves to see their best to live their best

At National Vision, we believe that the optometrist is the hero of primary eye care, enabling and safeguarding their patient’s ability to experience his or her best vision. For many people, an optometrist is also the first point of contact into the healthcare system. The eyes can offer a window into overall health, and thus this first touch point can be critical for patients getting the care they need for serious conditions. We don’t take that responsibility lightly, which is why National Vision and all independent practices empower Doctors of Optometry to provide the highest quality of care.

Our Approach to Primary Eye Care

Optometrists Are the Heart of What We Do

Doctors play a vital role in making our mission possible, which is why we work hard to create an environment where they feel supported and empowered to focus solely on vision care.

Optometry Students and New Graduates

Transition from student to practicing OD as smooth as possible.

Student Support

OD Support Network

Optometrists in the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network have peer-to-peer support from day one.

OD Resources

Benefits for Doctors of Optometry

National Vision and all affiliated independent practices offer competitive benefits, including perks that help you balance work and life.

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Modes of Practice Available

Whether you're interested in an employment position where your sole focus is patient care, or a sublease holder opportunity where you run your own practice, we support options that fit your lifestyle best.

Employment: In-Office

Our network is made up of more than 1,100 offices nationwide. This includes opportunities in states where ODs are employed by National Vision or one of nearly 30 affiliated independent practices, each with an office located inside or adjacent to a National Vision store. Click below to learn about the practices and their career openings.

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If you're interested in developing your own practice while benefiting from the support of one of the largest optical retailers in the country, a sublease agreement with National Vision is the perfect fit for you.

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Employment: Remote Care

Step into the future by providing interactive patient care from the comfort of your home. Hybrid employment roles are also available, where you can provide both in-office and remote care.

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Career Pathways

Opportunities Outside of the Exam Lane

Optometrists in our network are great at what they do, but we also recognize they may have other professional goals. The independent practices offer leadership opportunities such as Area Doctor positions, and National Vision supports career ambitions via opportunities for advancement beyond the exam lane, including the Clinical Advisory Panel, the Ambassador program and other leadership roles.

Clinical Leadership

Optometrist Led

Our high standards of care are guided by the perspectives of experienced optometrists. Our clinical leadership team is led by optometrists and focused entirely on supporting members of our Doctor of Optometry network.

Upcoming OD Events

Curious about joining our network? We regularly participate in major optical events, job fairs and conferences across the country, including those hosted by optometry schools. Chat with a recruiter at an event near you.

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Doctors in the News

We’re proud of the accomplishments achieved within our Doctor of Optometry network. See what’s going on in our OD community.

Current OD Career Opportunities

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