Employment Opportunities

Position Description At the University Eye Center (UEC) of the State University of New York College of Optometry, we are inspired to make a difference, and are committed to integrity and excellence. We welcome new ideas and encourage continuous improvement. We strive for a culture that regards people as professionals and will foster trust, commitment, consistency and results. We strive to have a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented and results-oriented culture.
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic New York State-licensed optician with excellent people and technical skills who enjoys working with children in a fast-paced eyewear center. As a team staff optician, the successful candidate will interact with faculty, staff, optometric students and patients on a daily basis. Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to provide an excellent patient experience are required. Applicants must be knowledgeable of and be able to explain to patients proper frame selection, lens materials, and lens designs; possess exemplary fitting and adjusting skills; and have experience working with vision insurance plans.

• Current New York State Opticians’ License
• Ability to commit to a schedule including some evenings and Saturdays

A potential schedule:
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 12:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday: 12:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

• Electronic medical records experience and knowledge of vision care plans
This is a New York State Civil Service position with a starting annual salary of $43,648 and a generous benefits package.

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The SUNY College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.

If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


We have a couple of Optician positions available at the College of Optometry. Can you please post on your website and newsletter?

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Thank you,
Guerda Fils, M.S., P.H.R
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX & A​DA Coordinator
Ethics Officer
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
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