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Volunteers Wanted - Special Olympics State Games (6/3/2023)

It is that time of year when I start to prepare for the upcoming Opening Eyes program at the Special Olympics State Games at URI. Held on June 3rd this year, our site is usually in Olympic village in the field near the ice rink.

I would love to invite you all to volunteer for an amazing event with lots of hugs, high-fives and smiles! You can come for an hour, or the whole day. We usually wrap up around 3:30pm.

We start setting up our site at around 8:15AM-ish. If you have any questions, please call or email me... we always need new volunteers so forward this email and bring some friends! Thank you!

Dr. Lori Duquette

Date Posted: March 22, 2023

Neurolens unit

FOR SALE: NEUROLENS UNIT, 1 year old, Like new with continued warranty and support from neurolens for sale - $22,000 (a $10,000 discount from list (likely more).  New owner will be covered under the remaining warranty as well as the support of Neurolens representatives (including set up).

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan

Date Posted: March 15, 2023

Items Needed - Support the RI Free Clinic

RIOA Member Dr. Marguerite Quinn, a long-time volunteer at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, has asked us to get the word out of two specific needs at the clinic.  She asks the optometric community for the following:

  • Donation of ready made readers

  • Donation of surplus eyeglass frames, especially plastic with larger eye sizes.

If you are able to support the clinic, please contact Dr. Quinn

Thank you!

Date Posted: March 02, 2023

Optometrist needed

If you are passionate about practicing full-scope medical optometry and would like to join  a growing practice dedicated to providing exceptional eye care to our community, then  Killingly Eye Care is looking for you! 

Our Practice Values and Mission 

Located in a suburban community in northeast Connecticut 10 minutes from the border  of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, our private practice prides itself on maintaining a  friendly family atmosphere, creating a work environment and schedule that easily allows  for a great work/life balance. Our practice is housed in a beautiful and spacious building,  complete with an eyewear boutique, 6 exam rooms, and 5 separate ancillary rooms for  special testing – everything you might need to provide quality end-to-end care for each  of your patients. 

For almost 30 years, we have delivered care to multiple generations of established  patients, while also welcoming new ones every day. We are especially busy in managing  cases regarding glaucoma, macular degeneration, contact lens, diabetes, and dry eye  conditions. Additionally, our practice sees a variety of health emergency and urgent care  patients who are referred to us by our neighboring doctors’ offices and ER. We also work  closely with our referring ophthalmologist for co-management of cataract and lasik  patients including one-day post-op. As you can see, we have been and continue to be an  incredibly busy practice! 

Our location in Danielson is rapidly growing, and our two-doctor practice is looking to add  a third provider in order to continue delivering the highest quality eye care to our patients.  You will be supported not just by your fellow providers, but by a full team of sixteen staff  members, in order to provide a full range of optometry services to our community.  

Optometrist Job Duties, Responsibilities & Expectations 

As our newest optometrist, you will be a welcome addition to our staff. You will deliver  high-quality optometric care to our patients using both clinical and interpersonal skills.  Our ideal optometric candidate is knowledgeable, yet personable, and prioritizes patient focused care. 

Your regular duties will include: 

  • Perform thorough and comprehensive eye exams, medical office visit exams Handle urgent eye care emergencies 
  • Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease 
  • Prescribe corrective glasses and contact lenses 
  • Utilize counseling and education techniques to promote healthy vision Maintain detailed patient records noting diagnosis, treatment plans, and progress
  • Code exams and procedures properly (Our established doctors can help educate  and assist you with this task.) 
  • Provide outside referrals when medically necessary 

Optometrist Job Requirements & Qualifications 

  • Degree as a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) 
  • Valid Connecticut state license to practice optometry 
  • Residency training and/or medical setting experience is preferred, but not required Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a range of patient  personalities and staff 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Exhibits strong workplace professionalism and personal ethics 
  • Additional area of clinical interest or specialty is a plus! 

Technology Available 

We strive to stay at the forefront of optometric medical technology and encourage you to  continue your professional development alongside us! Our office will provide you with  access to the following tools and technologies to help you grow in your optometry  practice.  

  • Optomap 
  • Fundus Camera 
  • Cirrus OCT 
  • Cirrus Non-Injectable fluorescein angiography (OCT) 
  • Olleyes Visual Field 
  • Humphrey Visual Field 
  • Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry (PHP) 
  • Macular Pigment Densitometer (MPD) 
  • Topography 
  • Specular Microscopy 
  • Lipiscan 
  • Lipiflow 
  • BlephEx 
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) 
  • B scan/A scan 
  • ERG/VEP 
  • Anterior Segment Cameras 
  • Marco ION camera slit lamp 
  • Coburn Lens Edger 
  • Compulink EMR System
  • EyeCor for coding and billing guide 

Compensation and Benefits 

Our doctors receive competitive salaries (commensurate with experience) and are  eligible for bonus opportunities, as well as a sign-on bonus. We also are pleased to offer  a full benefits package including: 

  • Health insurance 
  • Aflac 
  • Paid time off 
  • 401K Safe Harbor matching 
  • Short-term disability coverage 
  • Long-term disability coverage 
  • Term Life insurance 
  • Paid membership to CAO/AOA  
  • Budget for CE/Travel Expenses  
  • Paid licensing fees 

Additionally, this position offers an opportunity to become a partner. If we find that you  are a great fit within our Killingly Eye Care family, this would be a fantastic way for you to  grow in your career! 

Whether this will be your first opportunity in eye care, or you are searching for the next  step in your established optometry career, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!  Apply to gstirba@killinglyeye.com!

Date Posted: February 21, 2023

Per Diem / Part-Time Optometrist Needed - Mobile (statewide)

Per diem/part time Optometrist needed at CareLink for statewide mobile services.  

CareLink’s mission is to lead its members in the development of a high quality, responsive and relevant services network that cares for adults with complex health issues. 

Come join the CareLink team providing services and supports to the geriatric population throughout the state of Rhode Island.  Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.  

CareLink Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate.

Sandra L. Fournier, MSN, RN, CDDN, CBIS, CDP

Chief Program Officer

400 Massasoit Ave. Suite 113, East Providence, RI 02914

 Office: 401.490.7610 ext. 113

Cell:     401.368.2174

Fax:     401.270.7483


Date Posted: October 18, 2022

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