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    Future Optometrists

    Everyone deserves to see their best to live their best.

    This is why our mission is to “help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible.” Future optometrists – like you – are at the heart of our mission, serving on the front-lines of patient care.

    At National Vision, we support opportunities for optometrists to practice within different environments, including salaried employed positions that practically eliminate administrative load, as well as sublease arrangements for budding entrepreneurs. No matter which option you choose, you will enjoy many benefits, including competitive pay or superior personal income potential, quality time with patients, and a strong network of peers and mentors that fosters professional development.

    Your passion to help others makes you the perfect fit to work within the exciting, fast-paced environment of our locations. We strive on making your transition from Student to Practicing OD as smooth as possible, so you can focus on doing what you do best - caring for patients.

    To learn about career opportunities or for more information on practicing in a National Vision location, please contact a recruiter in your area of interest. We welcome you to schedule a practice visit to see what it’s like!


    Student Loan Repayment Program

    As student loans are a growing burden for many optometrists, National Vision and the Independent Practices located in its retail brands is proud to offer a Student Loan Repayment Program. Optometrists participating in the program will receive up to $12,000 annually to pay down their loans quicker! Certain locations apply. Contact us for details on how you can take advantage of this benefit once you graduate! 


    2020 - 2021 National Vision Grant Program

    Congratulations to our winners!

    For the sixth year running, National Vision invited all third- and fourth-year optometry students to participate in its annual grant program. This year, applicants were challenged to share their perspectives on which changes implemented during COVID-19 will become a permanent part of how optometrists practice and provide healthcare services. A panel of judges, including licensed optometrists, evaluated each submission, ultimately selecting the first place winner and two runners-up.

    Congratulations to our three winners!

    • First Place ($5,000): Juan Manuel Giraldo, The School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Class of 2022
    • Runner-Up ($1,000): Dana Shannon, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, Class of 2021
    • Runner-Up ($1,000): Nhi Trinh, Southern College of Optometry, Class of 2022

    Thank you to all who participated. Please click here to read our press release.


    SVOSH Clinic Support

    National Vision has been a proud supporter of VOSH/SVOSH and their efforts for more than 10 years. We will donate $1,000 per school/per year to any OD or OD Student supporting a VOSH or SVOSH clinic. Handheld autorefractors are available for loan, in addition to a package of readers and sunglasses to be used at clinics.

    Submit a Support Request through the form found here.


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    Hear From An Optometrist

    Interested in hearing what working in corporate optometry is like, directly from an optometrist? Check out articles and blogs here from both experienced and recent grad optometrists on their experiences as optometrists affiliated with National Vision!


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