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Want to start your practice with no initial expense? Have an interest in Vision Therapy? Long established practice will cover overhead expenses while you build your practice within our office. We will be relocating the office in March 2020, so you will have input into the design and new location.   We have a full scope practice that includes Vision Therapy and would prefer an optometrist that would like to provide and promote Vision Therapy services. Ideally, this should lead to a partnership or buyout. Please send your C.V and Resume to (10/18)

Practice for sale: North County Carlsbad “Upscale” Practice established in 1982.  Great opportunity to buy a practice in a well-desired location with great visibility and walk-in traffic. Only two miles to the ocean! The owner is interested in an immediate sale or will consider a buy-in or possible merging with another practice.  I am looking to retire but will consider a part-time position to make the transition easier. Center is well established with Vons market and Movie theatres as anchors.  Don’t miss this opportunity to own your dream practice!  Email: or call 760-310-8492. (09/18)

We have a fill-in O.D. position working Thursday, June 14, 21, 28 from 9-1 and Saturday mornings starting June 2 from 9-1 for an undetermined length of time.  It is in Mira Mesa right off the 805. If you are interested in any or all of the times please email Scott at (08/18)

As part of the “I See My Future” project, Southwestern College is seeking a Special Project Curriculum Developer/Instructor with experience in the field of Optometry (retired or practicing).  The goal of the program is to educate/train 50 students in the eye care field.  The scope of the project involves developing a 75-hour curriculum that trains program participants for careers in ophthalmic technology.  The course is to begin November 5, 2018, and conclude by April 26, 2019. Instruction is to be provided to two cohorts of 25 students each in two locations-one on the east and one on the west side of Chula Vista-one in the morning and one in the evening.  This project was made possible by a grant to the South County Economic Development Council.  Project compensation and more details can be obtained by contacting John Pack, O.D. at  (619) 806-1282 Deadline for application is August 10, 2018. (09/18)

Fill In OD Needed: Private sublease practice inside Target Optical Santee. Dates needed are September 20, 22, 23, 25. Likely more days available for the right match. Brand new office, light patient flow, automated equipment, EHR. Please email CV to if interested. (09/18)

Practice for sale –long-established practice in La Mesa–time to retire–will work part-time if the buyer wants–owner interested in an immediate sale–price is right–don’t miss this opportunity to own your own practice for very small investment. 619 743-1442 or email (8/18)

Part-time or fill-in doctor. Sublease optometry practice located inside a Lenscrafters. Pre-testing, contact lens training, and billing performed by technicians. Patients are scheduled every twenty minutes with contact lens checks, dilations, and follow-ups scheduled on the hour. Part-time position available for Saturday-Monday with occasional additional day’s available if desired. Saturdays will be a double doctor day and Sundays will be the same per diem rate with fewer work hours. Doctor hours are from 10:15 AM – 7:00 PM on weekdays, 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays, and 11:15 AM – 5:00 PM on Sundays. Salary: $400.00 /day with an additional bonus depending on the number of patients seen and OPTOS taken per day. Please e-mail resume or CV to  (08/18)

Full-time position available for an Associate Optometrist with a strong medical background. Large group practice includes 3 Optometrists, 3 Ophthalmologists, full-sized optical, and state-of-the-art equipment in a brand new clinic in Downtown Chula Vista. Job duties include medical co-management of ocular pathology patients along with routine eye care. Requirements include prior residency or minimum 1-year experience in a medical eye care setting, current CA Licensure, and Professional Liability Insurance. Basic Spanish language skills preferred. Competitive Salary. If interested please email a cover letter and CV to Olga Ramirez at (08/18)



Dr. John Fitzpatrick, the Society Optometrist Relations Liaison, offers a unique service to the San Diego County Optometric community.  Several lists are kept on file for doctors seeking the following, or any combination thereof:  • positions   • fill-in work • part-time work • full-time work • to purchase a practice • to fill positions • to partner in a practice • to sell a practice There is no charge for this service.  Please contact Dr. John Fitzpatrick at E-mail: to put your name on the list.


Monarch School Screening– For more information, contact Dr. Bob Meisel, O.D., F.A.A.O. or visit

Lion’s Optometric Vision Clinic VOLUNTEER DOCTORS needed for flexible shifts throughout the year. 9-1:00 pm. Monday -Friday 1805 Upas St San Diego, CA 92103 Can’t volunteer at the clinic? See patients in your office. Call 619-298-5273

LOVC VOLUNTEER DOCTORS FREE 5-hour CE SDCOS Members (maximum of 2 CE’s per year) $70 Non-Members choice (maximum of 2 CE’s per year) DONATE GLASSES Please bring to a CE meeting or contact the society office at 619-663-8439 for arrangements to pick up.

Become a California Vision Project Provider or Donate to the Foundation Today!
The California Vision Foundation (CVF) is a non-profit, optometric charity designed to provide low-income and uninsured families throughout the state of California with free comprehensive eye exams and low-cost glasses. If you would like to become involved in the CVF or contribute financially to the Foundation, please contact Michelle Harvey, COA governance coordinator, and CVF administrator at or 800-877-5738, ext. 222 or make checks payable to the “California Vision Foundation” 2415 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. To find out more, visit

San Diego View

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SDCOS Members who submit an article to the society newsletter, The San Diego View are eligible to attend a 5-hour CE for FREE! Submit articles to