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Published: February 27, 2022

Optometric Assistant

Kingston, ON, Canada | Full Time

St. Lawrence Optometry

Our busy Kingston optometry offices are seeking a full-time Optometric Assistant. We are a family owned business having served Kingston for over 50 years. Duties for this role primarily include working one-on-one with patients in:

- optical lab duties including helping patients select suitable eyewear for their needs (including ordering, repairing, fitting and more)

The role also includes:

- front desk duties (reception tasks like answering phones, booking appointments, taking payments, processing insurance)

- pre-testing (preliminary testing of patients to ready them to see our Optometrists) and diagnostic testing

Your hours would include some early evening (to 7 pm) and Saturday hours. We have two locations and you can expect to work at both offices on occasion. We are looking for someone who:

  • is a quick learner
  • has exceptional customer service skills
  • is friendly and compassionate
  • has the ability to multitask and can manage time effectively
  • is self-motivated
  • has a positive attitude
  • is a team player
  • can communicate effectively
  • has the ability to meet a required work schedule
  • is comfortable in working with technology

What we offer you:

  • co-pay health and dental benefits
  • extensive training both on and off-site from Doctors and industry reps
  • opportunity to attain an industry specific certification (Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant - CCOA)
  • discounts on eyewear/contacts

Experience is preferred however the right applicant would be trained. If you have experience in health sciences, nursing, optometry, ophthalmology or other related fields this would be a great fit for you. Working in our field is very rewarding and many of our patients are those who are longstanding and loyal. We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter to


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