One of the aspects of a career with National Vision, Inc. that makes us stand apart is our set of unique opportunities for optometrists who wish to do more in addition to their clinical role. The positions include Area Doctor, Clinical Advisory Panel Member and University Ambassador. All of these opportunities provide doctors the chance to become more familiar with the day to day operations of their office, become more acquainted with colleagues, develop their network and strengthen leadership skills. Following are the specifics for each career path that you have access to once you become a National Vision, Inc. affiliated doctor of optometry!
Area Doctors have a very important role as they are leaders amongst their peers who create a strong network across the country, and serve as a liaison between the office and retail support center. The role of the Area Doctor is to promote and facilitate consistent, efficient and appropriate clinical primary eye care by our doctors. When a doctor is hired, they are assigned an Area Doctor; it's important that our doctors are immediately welcomed with a mentor who can offer help with joining a new company, answer any questions and offer advice. Area Doctors lead our Onboarding Program, which is unique to us in the industry. They spend three days with each new hire ensuring they are familiar with the office setting and comfortable with the patient flow and equipment. In addition, our Area Doctors help with our company review process by conducting peer reviews, auditing charts and observing our doctors performing eye exams; this ensures that our doctors are always performing to a high standard.
In order to deliver the best possible care and services to our patients and to ensure that we’re in the forefront of the latest technology and information available, our Clinical Panel doctors evaluate all products, examination equipment and clinical operating procedures that might ultimately be introduced into our offices. This gives our doctors the opportunity to grow their leadership experience and have an impact on the experience we offer our patients. The Clinical Panel is comprised of 10 of our top doctors throughout our organization. These optometrists are selected through an application process and rotate annually.
Robert Africano, OD - North Carolina
Neha Chauhan Feipel, OD - Indiana
Preston Currier, OD - Texas
Christina Farinacci, OD - Florida
Nicole Ma, OD - Maryland
Matthew Miller, OD - Tennessee
Amy Mohammed, OD - Texas
Rick Robison, OD - Utah
Alice Wong, OD - Pennsylvania
Grace Kim O.D., Maryland
"Optometry is about people. As a primary health care team, what we do can directly and immediately impact patient's lives in their visual world. Being able to positively affect their quality of life is empowering and rewarding."
The University Ambassadors Program is our newest career pathway. The program focuses on building trust, mentoring and educating the current students at optometry schools across the country. The program focuses on spreading awareness of what it’s truly like being an optometrist affiliated with National Vision, through personal interactions at events, and sharing views and experiences via blogs and social media. Our Ambassadors are leaders in the field, proud of the work they are doing, and serve as a voice of National Vision to their peers.