Contract Optometrist

  • Part-time at The Chicago Lighthouse,
    Posted Tuesday, December 5
  • Chicago, IL, Part-time
  • Contact: Chris Shepard
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JOB TITLE:                  Contract Optometrist

DEPARTMENT:          Low Vision Rehabilitation Service

REPORTS TO:            Vice President, Clinical Services 

STATUS:                      Contracted, Full-Time or Part-Time

SCHEDULE:                As contracted, 8:45-5pm M-F 

LOCATION:                 1850 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation care and eye care to Low Vision Clinic patients, agency consumers, and their families as needed.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.

TRAVEL REQUIRED:   Travel within greater Chicagoland area to Chicago Lighthouse satellite clinics (including Indiana) may be required up to 50%.


 Provides medical eye services to Low Vision patients and other patients as required.
 Maintain good working relationships and communications with referral sources including, M.D., O.D., partner organizations and DHS personnel.
 Coordinates referrals with other Chicago Lighthouse programs.
 Adheres to the policies and procedures of the Chicago Lighthouse and Low Vision Clinic procedures manual.
 Writes orders to OT for vision rehabilitation.
 Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


 Illinois Licensed Doctor of Optometry
 Successful completion of Accredited Optometric Residency in Low Vision rehabilitation strongly preferred
 Registered Medicare and Medicaid provider preferred
 One or more years of experience with management of complex ocular disease and low vision preferably within a medical/referral setting
 Effective patient care and communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines regardless of circumstances or pressures
 Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multi-disabled is essential.

 The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights and Affirmative Action laws.

The Chicago Lighthouse maintains a strong policy of accommodation and a consistent practice of employing qualified individuals with disabilities.

We offer competitive salaries and relocation assistance if needed. 

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages.