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Founded in 1925 as the Rhode Island Association for the Blind, INSIGHT's mission is to inspire confidence, build skills and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become fully integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices.

In 2018, the agency provided services to 959 adults and children who are blind and visually impaired. These services included low vision evaluations, independent living skills training, orientation and mobility training, workshops, support groups, recreational activities, a summer youth camp, and a radio reading service.

Position Background Our low vision clinic has an immediate opening for a part-time, state-licensed Optometrist who has an interest in providing low vision evaluations for older adults.

The selected candidate will work with patients to perform examinations, prescribe appropriate low vision aids and devices, work with the vision rehabilitation staff to provide recommendations for training and support, and prepare visit summary reports.

INSIGHT's adult low vision clinic currently operates with two optometrists, one working approximately 7.5 hours per week on Mondays and the other working approximately 5 hours per week on Wednesday mornings. With the retirement of the Monday optometrist at the end of May 2019, we are seeking someone who would be available 5 - 10 hours per week. The schedule is flexible in regards to the number of hours and the day of the week depending on the availability of the selected candidate.

INSIGHT provides full administrative support for the low vision clinic including appointment scheduling, the collection of referrals and reports, dissemination of visit summary reports, device ordering and inventory tracking, as well as insurance billing and tracking, which will allow the selected candidate to spend the maximum amount of time possible with patients.

Essential Functions

• Determine each patient's visual acuity, field of vision, and hand-eye coordination.

• Diagnose and prescribe appropriate low vision aids and devices.

• Work collaboratively with vision rehabilitation staff to insure that each patient receives the proper training and support in regards to the prescribed aids and devices.

• Prepare summary reports of each visit.

• Complete insurance billing worksheets, including the appropriate visit codes.

Skills and Qualifications

• Rhode Island issued license for optometry and O.D.

• At least 5 years of experience working as an Optometrist preferred, but not required.

• Excellent listening and communication skills. • Experience working with older adults and/or people with disabilities highly desired.

• Excellent time management and organizational skills. • Training or experience in low vision preferred.

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, submit a resume and cover letter to:

Christopher Butler Executive Director
43 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888

Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Excellent FT opportunity for our Narragansett or Middletown office. Employed salary $140k + incentives. Great benefits along with 401-k.  Mon, Fri, Sat required. No Sundays. We schedule 2 exams an hour. Please professiona environment.

Contact: Dr. Pamela Pearson


Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Dr. Philip Wright is interested in selling his Warwick practice.  Anyone interested in speaking with Dr. Wright should contact him directly on his cell - 401-465-5001.

Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Blackstone Valley Eye Care is looking for an optometrist to join our amazing team. Our optometry practice, located in Woonsocket, focuses on delivering an outstanding patient experience. We're looking for someone who is motivated and outgoing, with a friendly, positive personality. 

We provide an enjoyable atmosphere for both our staff and patients. Our patients often praise our efforts through Google reviews. For more details please email us at

Date Posted: January 7, 2019