Job Opportunities

If you are invested in the Realeyes’ mission and want to work more closely with them, this opportunity might be for you! Britt has sent me the Realeyes intern position posting (attached to this post)! If you have any questions please email Britt at, “
Intern Position Overview:
Realeyes interns will assist with all aspects of the Realeyes program from coordination through
presentation. Intern applicants should be organized, have strong communication skills, and have
reliable transportation. Interns will complete general administrative tasks to assist Program
Coordinators as well as present Realeyes curricula to Columbus area students. These paid positions
require 4-8 hours per week working on-site at the Worthington, OH office.
To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Ms. Britt Dahlstrom, Realeyes
Program Director, at Optometry and pre-optometry students are invited to

Eye Designs Grandview and Eye Designs New Albany are looking to hire a few students to work part-time during this coming school year. Eye Designs is a busy optometry practice with two locations, Grandview is located about 10 minutes from campus, and New Albany is about 30 minutes from campus. We are looking for students who can work about 10 hours a week and their hours are very flexible. You will be working directly with patients and the interactions would consist of pretesting, answering phones, charting, and eyewear sales. If you are interested, you can email Dr. MaryEllen Luebbers at to let her know you are interested and attach your resume.


Saturday help needed! Looking for an optometry student available for working Saturdays at a thriving independent private practice located just north of campus in the trendy neighborhood of Clintonville. Responsibilities would be supporting existing staff roles including optician, receptionist, and technician duties as needed. This would be a fantastic opportunity for any student looking for private practice experience. Pay rate is $16/hour and Saturday hours are 9:30-2:00.

A little about our practice: Eyes on High was started by three optometrist friends: Dr Karen Kloman, Dr Melissa Bennett, and Dr David Bennett in 2014 as a “cold start” practice. We’ve been busy and growing ever since! Our team is patient service driven and passionate about eye care. We’ve been a Practice Based extern site for Opt IV students since 2017 and love taking the opportunity to teach whenever possible. Recent technology we’ve added to our practice includes an Oculus Dry Eye analyser, Optos Daytona, and OptiLight IPL.

Please email Dr Karen Kloman at if interested. We look forward to speaking with you!”

My name is Emily Rausch and Tim Fries sent over your information for possible employment opportunities.I run a vision therapy clinic in Pickerington (about 20 mins east of OSU). And am looking for part time employment. Is this something you’d be interested in?Let me know!Thank you! Emily N. Rausch, ODPickerington Eye Care- (614)-575-0111
Performance Vision Academy- (614)-578-4792

Looking for full time during the summer, flexible part time during the school year.Optometric technician needed for dual location practice, experience helpful but not necessary. Opportunities to train in vision therapy and optical dispensing as well. Office is on the externship program with The OSU College of Optometry. Please send resume to
Thank you!Jenn Mattson, OD”

I am an optometrist with a practice in Dublin.  I am looking for a student to work part-time in my office this summer and perhaps a bit during the academic year too.  Would you know of anyone who might be interested?
With appreciation,
Kenneth D Boltz, OD
5775 Perimeter Drive, Suite 160
Dublin, OH  43017

Hi everyone!
I have two job opportunities to share that are a great way to gain experience in the field of optometry. The first opportunity is provided by Dr. Lori Engler who is seeking part-time help in her private practice in Lewis Center. The second opportunity is provided by Dr. Landon Perry who is seeking part-time help at Central Ohio Eyecare.
Dr. Lori Engler:
We need someone on Fridays 8 am-2 pm and then any additional availability would be helpful.  This would be a great opportunity for someone to gain experience in Optometry. If you know of anyone, please have them email me ( to set up an interview. Our practice is Optimal Eye Care located in Lewis Center.”
Dr. Landon Perry:

Central Ohio Eyecare is looking for a student or two to hire as Optometric Assistants. We have a longstanding private practice near campus with a second location in Powell. 

Duties will center around preparing patients for examinations by gathering health history information and using our diagnostic instruments. They will also become familiar with ophthalmic optics and eyeglass sales. Other duties may include helping with contact lens training and answering the phone for scheduling appointments. 

Experience is not necessary but can be an advantage. We are looking for someone who is going to be good with patients-friendly, outgoing, and willing to learn.

Ideally, we would like to find someone that is available to work on Friday 8am to 4:30pm, and/or alternating Saturday mornings 8am to 11:30am. Summer availability would be great as well. 

We are flexible with current academic schedules.

Please have anyone interested reach out with a cv/resume to

As a side note, we have employed Pre-Optometry students over the past 30 years and all of those interested in the profession have been accepted into Optometry school. This is a great opportunity not too far from the campus area. I was one of those students at one point, and it helped a lot with my transition into the first year of Optometry school.”

I am reaching out to share information about another job opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Jennifer Aschenbener who is seeking a part-time vision therapist at Professional VisionCare and The Solution Center. 
“We are excited to announce that Professional VisionCare has an opening for apart time Vision Therapist!

What is vision therapy? And what kind of experience do you need? Great questions!

Our Vision Therapy department provides customized treatment plans designed to help our patients improve the coordination and perception of their eyes as they gather, process, and integrate visual information. We have had the honor of helping thousands of patients through our vision therapy program, and have offered solutions to: children with learning difficulties, patients with special needs, and adults who suffer from headaches while reading, just to name a few!

As a vision therapist-you would work one on one with our patients, following the customized treatment plan our doctors prescribed. Best part-vision therapy is a lot of fun-as many of our therapy exercises includes games and the latest technology! WE PROVIDE COMPLETE TRAINING (yes, you read that right)-so no therapy experience is needed!

Finding the right person to join our Vision Therapy team is very important to us, so here’s what we are looking for. The right candidate will:

  • Want to join us in changing lives through innovative vision care
  • Be intelligent, detail oriented, and possess a strong work ethic
  • Have an amazing attendance record, and is reliable and dependable
  • Have outstanding customer service that is friendly, caring, and thoughtful to even the most challenging patients
  • Be able and willing to learn new things and work independently, without constant supervision
  • Develop a great rapport with our patients, doctors and staff
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Thrive on positivity and encouragement-who sees the good in others and their work, and doesn’t get weighed down or weigh others down with complaints or bad attitudes
  • Be looking for a long term career—if you aren’t interested in committing to this career for several years, please do not apply.
  • Be available to work from 3pm-7pm a couple of weeknights, and Saturdays-this is SUPER important, as this is the ideal time children and families can schedule their therapy sessions!

Again, we are pleased to provide complete training for you to become an amazing vision therapist, so no experience is necessary!

Here’s a little more info about our practice:

At Professional VisionCare and The Solution Center, we are a progressive optometry practice with the privilege of helping patients with their vision needs and eye health, and actively changing lives through innovative vision care. Whether you are just getting started on your path to a meaningful career, or striving to grow professionally, we are looking for applicants who are committed to providing the best care to our patients, while demonstrating strong work ethic.

What’s so awesome about Professional VisionCare, you may ask, and why should you consider applying? Just to name a few:

· Professional VisionCare is a successful, growing practice. We opened our doors over 30 years ago, and now have four locations, nine nationally known optometrists, over fifty staff members, and thousands of incredible patients!

·This position will enjoy PAID training, competitive pay, PLUS quarterly attendance bonus opportunities! All of our staff enjoy a great benefits package, including medical/dental insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement options-and more!

·We appreciate our staff-we really do! Staff appreciation is shown in many ways-big and small, because you deserve some recognition for the hard work you do. For example, we have an employee “hub” rewards program where you receive points for being awesome that you can redeem towards gifts, tickets to fun experiences, extra vacation time, and even cash!

·We care about helping others. Obviously, providing great vision care is our top priority, and we’ll get to that. But we also care about helping others outside of our practice walls, and enjoy giving back to our community. We have served at soup kitchens, made cards for veterans, donated toys to underprivileged children, just to name a few!

·Most importantly, we change lives, one person at a time. This is more than a mission statement to us-our doctors, managers, and staff truly live it. Day after day, we hear stories from patients and staff who are excited and impacted by the care that we provide-and its amazing to be apart of! We are “not your ordinary eye doctor,” and make it easy to go above and beyond to make a difference in others’ lives. Check out our reviews online-we go the extra mile!

Check out our websites andwww.visioncenter4kidsto learn more about our practice-it’s a great place to be!

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Upbeat, friendly, and excellent communication skills

Jennifer Aschenbener, OD 

Professional VisionCare, LLC

Hi everyone!
I am reaching out to share information about another job opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Michelle Denny who is seeking part-time evening and Saturday help at Emerald EyeCare in Dublin. The job would consist of optical, pre-testing, and receptionist duties. Please email or phone (419) 889-3933 (text is fine) for more information.

Hi everyone,
I am reaching out to share information about another job opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Jay Lytle who is seeking part-time help at his private practice in Worthington.

“Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care was founded over 70 years ago and is a great location to learn more about eye care in a flexible environment where you can still focus on your classes.

We have helped hundreds of students become optometrists over the past 30 years and continue to serve as a fourth year optometry student externship site which has a focus on student education.
Please forward this message to any interested candidates. Resumes can be sent to my email address (”

Hello everyone,
I am reaching out to share information about another job opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Dawn Hartman who is seeking weekend/holiday help in some of her optometric offices. Please contact for further information.
“My name is Dawn Hartman and I am an Optometrist at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates where I enjoy serving as Chief Extern Preceptor and Residency Coordinator in conjunction with OSU Optometry. I am also the Practice Administrator for four practices of my own outside of COA. My practices are called Grace Vision and we are located inside LensCrafters at The Polaris Mall, Easton Mall, Reynoldsburg and in Lancaster.

We are looking for weekend associates to help at Grace Vision with working up patients for the doctors.  The wage is competitive and I know they will learn so much. We have doctors 7 days/week so they can be flexible with their schedules.

I would appreciate it if you could send this to any students looking for weekend/holiday work. We are looking to fill positions right away.

Thank you so much for your help in finding the perfect additions to our practice,

Dawn Hartman, OD”

Hi everyone,
I am reaching out to share information about another job opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Peter Bickel who is seeking part-time help at Visual Care Associates in Pickerington. Please see the attachment for more information and if anyone is interested, please email

Hi everyone,
I am reaching out to share a job opportunity for anyone looking to get experience in the field. This is provided by Dr. Jamie Horvath who is seeking part-time help at LensCrafters on Lane Avenue or her private practice office.

“Enjoy working at our optometry offices inside LensCrafters on Lane Avenue or our private practice in Columbus giving friendly professional care to our patients. We pride ourselves in our state-of-the-art equipment that is exciting to use and 23 years in business. We are eager to teach a motivated caring person all aspects of our office.

What you will do: You will be taught how to answer phones, pretest patients with our digital equipment, use electronic health records, schedule appointments, check insurance eligibility, bill insurance as well as help with contact lens instruction.

Ideal applicant: The ideal applicant would be a pre-professional student who wants experience in patient care or the health care field.

What is required: Applicant must be professional, mature, motivated to learn, and be comfortable with people. 16-20 hours per week. Applicant also must be able to work some weekends.

Please email me at or call 614-209-4520.”



My name is Scott Hanes, and I’m a 2015 OSU College of Optometry graduate looking for part time help at my office.

I’m currently the leaseholder at the optometry office in Costco located in Dublin/Plain City and I need someone to work the front desk and pretest patients for their eye exams on Saturdays. I think this a great opportunity for pre-optometry students to get experience in the industry without interfering with their studies.

I currently have the job posted on Handshake asJob #6349992, but I’d like to reach out to students before posting the job publicly. If you or someone else in the club is looking for relevant part-time work, please have them reach out to me through email at this address or apply through Handshake. I’d be happy to discuss the position further with anyone who is interested.

Thank you for your time!

Scott Hanes, OD”


Hey everyone!

Just wanted to pass along information regarding a tech position opening at Dublin Family Vision Center:

“We are looking for motivated pre-optometry, pre-med, or other pre-health students to join our team. We were hoping to reach out to students from the pre-optometry club to apply if they are interested.

Here is the job description:

Dublin Family Vision Center is seeking a full-time or part-time Optometric Technician. We are looking for motivated and passionate workers to deliver extraordinary patient care. Responsibilitiesinclude gathering patient medical history, conducting patient testing, utilizing various machines, sterilizing instruments, explaining insurance benefits to patients, and communicating with doctors, staff, and patients. Past history working as a technician would be a plus but is not required.


  • Experience in health care
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • High school diploma required
  • Must provide references
  • Certified ophthalmic is tech a plus
  • If you have been a medical assistant, you may be a good fit for this position

To apply, please submit your resume to For more information about our practice, please visit our website”


“I am an optometrist in Columbus. I have hired pre optometry students for years and my present student employees are graduating and moving on to graduate school. I was wondering if you could send out my contact information to members of the pre optometry club to see if anyone would be interested in working this summer and/or next school year.”


Dr. Duke Dye

Riverside Eye Center
3434 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington, OH 43221


Hi everyone!

EyeShop Optical, an optometry practice in Lewis Center, has a part-time job available:

“EyeShop Optical in Polaris, OH is looking for a new team member! Our growing optometric practice and eyewear boutique is seeking a high-energy, creative individual to join the team. We currently have a part-time position available. The perfect fit will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with marketing sawy, and a business orientation. So, if you’re passionate about caring for people, eager to learn all about eyewear and eye health, and take pride in your work ethic and time management, this opportunity may be for you.
We provide a different kind of eye care experience. One that is comfortable, patient-centered, in a boutique setting, and emphasizes excellent customer service.
Duties include scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, answering phones, patient pre-testing, and assisting with the selection of eyewear.
Resumes and inquiries can be sent to practice owner, Dr. Sayers, at
We can’t wait to meet you!”


Hi everyone!!
Dr. Matthew Breslow (an OSU Optometry Alum) is searching for students to work in his practices in Bexley and Lancaster.  Students would be able to assist patient care, pre-test, fit glasses, and other optical tasks. If you are interested, you can contact Dr. Breslow directly at  You can learn more about the practices at


Hi all,

Here is another job opportunity for Shamrock Family Eye Care:

“Shamrock Family Eye Care is looking for people with a serving heart and have a passion to make a difference in the lives of others.  Our work is rewarding and the environment is fast-paced, fun, and engaging. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our doctors, be part of a dynamic team and consult with our patients to address eye health concerns, complete pretesting, charting and building relationships.

Please send your resume to Amy Colson at if you are interested.”

Hello everyone!
There is a job opportunity at Visual Care Associates in Pickerington (for Dr. Peter Bickel), as he is interested in hiring pre-optometry students at his practice. The information is as follows:
  1. Reception
  2. Recall
  3. Contact lens training
  4. Scribing
  5. Pre-testing
Visual Care Associates
1121 Hill Road North
Pickerington, Ohio 43147


Hey everyone!
There is a  job opportunity with Professional VisionCare:
Professional VisionCare in Westerville (a practice full of OSU alums) is searching for students to work as Vision Therapists in their office on weekday evenings, Saturdays, and over the summer.  If you are interested, you can contact Raquel Woronecki (Miller) the Practice Director at
Please reference the attached document (from if interested!

“Hello pre-optometry club,

 Our private practice in Worthington, Ohio is interested in hiring two pre-optometry students part-time for the upcoming school year. 

 Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care was founded over 70 years ago and is a great location to learn more about eye care in a flexible environment where you can still focus on your classes. We are also a fourth-year optometry student externship site which has a focus on student education.

We have employed many pre-optometry students over the years, and we hope to add two more hardworking students to our growing practice. Ideally, students would be able to work Saturday mornings AND at least a half day during the week.”

Contact info:

From: Tori Riley, a recent OSU graduate in Springfield

“I’m a recent OSU graduate and am now working in an optometry practice. My office is looking for students who’d be interested in an optician position at Optique Family Vision Care in Springfield, Ohio. I was hoping you’d be able to help and forward out the information. Please let me know if this is something you can help me with! Here’s the description and contact info: 

Looking for an experienced optician to join our Springfield team. Must be self-motivated with leadership qualities. A License is not necessary, but a wonderful attitude is. If you are interested in an ever changing and growing environment…working with great coworkers….. please send resume to Missi Adams at

From: Jamie Horvath about some job opportunities at her practice:

“My husband and I have two optometry offices in Columbus, and we are looking to hire a couple part-time students. We have three students headed to optometry school next month and need to replace them. Would you be willing to send an email to the pre-optometry club to see if anyone is interested in working with us? 


Jamie Horvath OD

Horvath Vision Care

Jamie’s email is if you’d like to contact her regarding a position!

MaryEllen Luebbers reached out about her practice on Grandview Ave: Eye Designs Grandview. She is looking for the following:

I am looking for 1 or 2 pre-opt students to work at my busy Optometry practice on Grandview Avenue. We are looking for part time (10-20 hours a week with evening hours). Job includes working directly with patients (ie pretesting patients, eyewear sales) and administrative duties (ie answering phones, charting, ordering). It is a valuable experience to prepare for Optometry School. It is important to love working with people and to be very detail oriented. Also comfortable with selling high end eyewear. We will train on site. Our office hours are Monday 10-5, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5. Please email me your resume if interested. Thank You!

MaryEllen Luebbers, OD”

“Our private practice in Worthington, Ohio is interested in hiring two pre-optometry students part-time for the upcoming school year. 

Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care was founded over 70 years ago and is a great location to learn more about eye care in a flexible environment where you can still focus on your classes. We are also a fourth-year optometry student externship site which has a focus on student education.

 We recently employed many pre-optometry students over the years, and we hope to add two more hardworking students to our growing practice.”

Contact information:

Jay Lytle, OD, FAAO 

Associate Optometrist | Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care, Worthington, OH | P: 614-885-7464

Clinical Director | TLC Laser Eye Center, Dublin, OH | P: 614-436-1000

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice | The Ohio State University College of Optometry

“My name is Dr. Duke Dye, and I own Riverside Eye Center in Upper Arlington. We usually hire students to work as technicians at our office and help with various tasks in the office.  We will be in need of another student this semester.  I was told by Natalie Bollheimer, who works here, that you were the president of the pre optometry club and was hoping you could send out an announcement to your members that we are looking for a student to work here.

The office address is:

Riverside Eye Center

3434 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

If they could send their resume and available hours for next semester to my email address at, that would be great.”

Just sending out another job opportunity for anyone interested! Dublin Family Vision Center is a private practice in Dublin looking for help.

The office is open Monday through Friday.

Some of the job duties would include but limited to:

  • Answering phones
  • Pre-testing patients 
  • Checking in contacts/glasses
  • Glasses adjustments/repairs 

Please send resumes with availability to:

ATTN: Dr. Heather Priestland

This opportunity is provided by Logan Anway, a former pre-optometry member who has worked at EyeCare Professionals for two years now but will not be able to work as much, as they are starting optometry school at OSU this fall:

“Hi everyone, I am reaching out about a possible job opportunity for pre-optometry students for this upcoming fall. EyeCare Professionals which is in Powell, about 20 minutes from campus is looking for students who can work a few afternoons a week for a part-time position and going forward for the next few semesters, including a full time or near full time position over summer and winter breaks. There are opportunities to learn so much working at this office, including pre-testing patients, checking them in, ordering contacts/glasses, and helping in optical. It has been a great experience for many pre-opt students in the past, and anyone in pre-optometry club should apply. The doctors at the office have written previous student workers letters of recommendation that have helped them get into OSU’s optometry school!

Whoever is interested can email Jason Smith (office manager) at with their resume and why they are interested in the job.”

Med West Eyecare in Westerville is looking for a part time technician to work Saturdays.  The office is open 8-1 with typically two optometrists seeing approximately 15-20 patients.  Technicians will work up patients taking case history and completing pre-testing including stereopsis, color vision, visual fields, and others.  There is also opportunity to get some hands on optical dispensary experience and training as well.  Anyone that is interested can reach out to Dr. Christina Kesslar at or 614-891-0350.”


Dr. Kloman at Eyes On High

Research Study Participation:

Sidney Parks is currently a second year in the College of Optometry at Ohio State in the Combined OD/MS program. She is conducting a research study on the focusing ability of the eye and is actively recruiting individuals ages 5-19 years old. The study takes approximately an hour, and each participant is compensated $20. All the tests are non-invasive, and she does not use any eye drops! Please see the attached flyer and reach out to if you or anyone you know is interested in participating!