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Career as a VA Optometrist

Benefits of a career as a VA Optometrist:

The Veterans Health Administration's promotes and provides excellence in eye care for our Nation's Veterans. Doctors of optometry help fulfill this important goal and make significant contributions as primary eye care providers.  To recognize this contribution, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers numerous tangible and intangible benefits to VA employed optometrists. The VHA offers a state-of-the-art environment that encourages professional growth and development.  Integration with academia provides the opportunity to share knowledge and skillset with health profession trainees.  A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding, including access to a generous paid leave allotment, a wide range of insurance offerings, and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System.

Optometry Service Brochure

For a list of current opportunities for optometrists within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please use these job search links:

  • VA Careers [enter "optometrist" in Keyword Search and/or 0662 Series Number Search section(s)
  • USA Jobs [enter "optometrist" or "0662" in What section