Career Planning & Placement

Career Resources

Career opportunities in optometry

There are many additional sources, including optometry associations and corporate websites, you can use to find employment opportunities.

School-related websites

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Provides links to optometry school websites where you can check most schools' placement listings, although some placement pages are restricted.

Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch)
National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario M45 3B1
Contact: Kimberly O'Sullivan, Matching Director, 301-231-5944, ext. 3019

Association websites

National Practice Resource Network (NPRN)
For AOA members only
314-991-4100, ext. 107

Service is free to third- and fourth-year optometry students. A registration packet requiring you to complete a profile (including education, rotation sites, where you want to work and in what types of practices) may be obtained from the website.

Covers optometric and ophthalmic providers, hospitals, HMOs, health centers, civil service agencies, corporations, and institutions.

Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO)

Veterans Affairs
Vision-related corporations
Other websites with placement opportunities for optometrists