Full or Part Time Optometrist in Minnesota (New Grads Welcome!)

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Essential Eyecare Minnesota dba Pearle Vision
Red Wing, MN
Private practice
$140,000 per year
Full-time, Part-time

 About us

Discover our practice situated in the charming city of Red Wing, Minnesota. Nestled amid the scenic beauty of this river town, we invite you to explore the wonders it holds, including the majestic Mississippi River, Hiking Bluffs, Sheldon Theatre, and the Central Park Bandshell. Just a short 45-minute drive from the Twin Cities, our location offers convenience and a perfect blend of urban and small-town charm. In this vibrant community, you'll find an array of dining options, cozy coffee shops, unique boutiques, numerous grocery stores, and more. Embracing a philosophy that values work-life balance, we believe Red Wing is the ideal place to achieve it.

At our practice, we are dedicated to delivering top-tier eye care. While we may be part of a franchise, we pride ourselves on being privately owned, maintaining the personalized touch of a small-town family doctor. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, grounded in integrity, honesty, and compassion. By staying at the forefront of technology and education, we ensure that our patients receive the best care for their visual and ocular needs. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Red Wing and the excellence of our eye care services! While our practice may be commonly associated with routine care, don't be surprised by the franchise name. Our doctors go beyond routine examinations, addressing a diverse range of conditions and diseases, providing primary care services. Additionally, there is an opportunity for our doctors to engage in post-operative care for cataract patients if they wish to do so. Our commitment to comprehensive eye care ensures that our services extend far beyond the expected, offering a broad spectrum of expertise to meet various patient needs.

Our standard schedule involves our doctors working full time, four days a week. During these days, each examination is carefully spaced, with a 30-minute interval between appointments. This intentional scheduling allows our doctors to dedicate ample, unhurried time to each patient, ensuring a high-quality and thorough experience without the pressure of feeling rushed.

Who we Are:
We are a practice experiencing rapid growth and maintaining a close collaboration with the local Mayo Clinic to deliver optimal eye care for our diverse patient base. By joining our clinic, doctors have the opportunity to engage in full-scope optometry, adhering to current Minnesota Laws. Our practice strikes a harmonious balance between medical and routine eye exams.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology, including OCTs and Optomap, we ensure our doctors have access to the latest tools for comprehensive patient care. With reasonable working hours that prioritize the quality of life for our employees, we foster a positive workplace environment where relationships are valued. Our dedicated staff works collaboratively, contributing to the establishment of an outstanding reputation within the community.

What we are looking for:
We are in search of an Optometrist who aligns with our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care and is eager to become a long-term member of our dedicated team. This position offers flexibility, accommodating both part-time and full-time schedules. New graduates are enthusiastically welcomed!

For a full-time role, the preferred schedule is four days a week, specifically Tuesday through Friday. However, we are open to considering part-time positions to suit individual preferences. We are committed to ensuring a smooth onboarding process for all new graduates, providing thorough credentialing and training opportunities. Join us in fostering a fulfilling and enduring career in optometry with our dynamic and supportive team.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hourly Pay or Salary
  • 2 weeks PTO
  • IRA retirement plan contributions
  • Working 2-4 days a week (9-10 hours per day), flexible
  • 10 hours of additional PTO For CE
  • Life Insurance and Long term Disability 
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • We will get our doctors credentialed with all in-network plans
  • Free pair of glasses/lenses each year
  • Paid DEA license
  • Paid OD Annual License 
  • We have a Condo on Main Street ( 2 BR, 1.5 BATH Loft) On main street that we can rent out at a very affordable rate if it is available 

Job Types: Part-time and Full Time Opportunities (flexible)

Pay: 140K annually


  • 9-10 hour shift
  • Tuesday-Friday


  • Optometry License (Required)

Work Location: One location

Medical Specialties:

  • Primary Care, some urgent walk-ins 


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Red Wing, MN 55066: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person