Class Specifications - H.45
Senior Optometrist - 9192
Optometrist - 9193

March, 1980

Series Concept

Optometrists examine eyes and vision in connection with health examinations, general eye examinations, or research; perform teaching and training functions; and perform other duties as required. The series consists of two levels. Senior Optometrist is the lead/advanced operational level and Optometrist is the operational level.

Class Concepts

Senior Optometrist

Under direction incumbents perform teaching and training functions involving instruction of residents and staff in clinical procedures; engage in research of an applied nature on an individual .and collaborative basis; use advanced knowledge and skill in applying optometry to the deseased or abnormal eye; may direct the work of other Optometrists; and may in addition perform Optometrist duties as necessary.

Optometrist

Under direction incumbents perform eye examinations or screening tests for the purpose of determining vision problems, eye defects, or other abnormalities; record history and clinical findings; diagnose and prescribe treatment as necessary to preserve or restore maximum effic .iency or vision; and perform tests in research development of ophthalmic instruments and clinical procedures .

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Optometrist

Possession of a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry to practice optometry; two years of related optometric experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and skills, knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Optometrist

Possession of a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry to practice optometry; and skills, knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.