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Deerfoot City Optometry

Job Details…

Position: Licensed Optician
Hours: 20 hours/week (Part-time)
Start Date: ASAP

We are looking to hire a part time (2-2.5 days) licensed optician who is self-motivated for our full-scope optometric practice in Calgary. The ideal candidate can work on 1-2 Saturdays/month and select weekdays (including some evening hours). At Deerfoot City Optometry, we take pride in our commitment to provide excellent eyecare to our patients. Our perfect reviews on Google show that our patients appreciate the attention and care we provide to each person. We work with independent eyewear companies to provide quality, affordable products that fit the unique needs of our clientele. We offer a very supportive and friendly work environment for staff and doctors. Visit our website (, Facebook page (@DeerfootCityOptometryCalgary), and Google page ( to learn more about us.

Core Responsibilities…

  • Educate and assist patients in selecting eyewear (frames, lens, and coating options) best suited for their lifestyle
  • Obtain specifications for lens and accurately complete patient measurements
  • Place orders with lens vendors and navigate ordering systems effectively
  • Dispense glasses and train patients as needed
  • Adjust finished eyeglasses to fit the client and perform repairs as needed
  • Manage product inventory and ensure quality control
  • Mentor/train staff on dispensary activities
  • Work collaboratively with practice doctors and staff in delivering exceptional patient experience and satisfaction
  • Greeting, checking in, and directing patients
  • Managing the practice’s online presence as needed (e.g., google reviews, Facebook, etc)
  • Scheduling doctor and dispensing appointments
  • Processing patient invoices and filing insurance billings

Sales Responsibilities…

  • Educating and assisting patients with eyewear offerings (frames and lens)
  • Placing orders with lens and frame vendors and navigating online ordering systems
  • Dispensing glasses to patients
  • Adjusting eyeglasses and performing repairs

Your Qualifications…

  • Licensed optician ideal (will consider those who have completed the optician course and in the process of getting their license)
  • Strong sales ability and previous experience selling products in an optical setting
  • Demonstrable experience and comfort working with monthly sales targets
  • Experience and/or ease working with diverse clientele
  • Experience working with and selling a range of eye-wear products, from budget friendly to higher-end products
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with a wide range of ophthalmic lenses/vendors
  • Keen eye for fashionable eyewear that matches patients’ unique styles
  • Ability to consistently deliver exceptional patient/customer experience
  • Friendly, positive, upbeat, and agreeable personality
  • Ability to work well with others in a small team environment
  • Hardworking, diligent, organized, and punctual
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and maintain a positive outlook when busy
  • Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly and effectively
  • Ability to work with basic office software, including Word, Excel, and PDF.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.
  • Experience with Optosys EMR will be considered a strong asset.


  • Free Optical services
  • Free glasses
  • Employer will train

Contact Information…

Date Posted:
April 21, 2021