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Optometrist

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Optometrists examine clients' eyes to diagnose and provide solutions for vision problems. They also diagnose, monitor and manage eye diseases such as cataracts.  

Pay

Optometrists with one to two years’ experience usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Optometrists with three to five years’ experience usually earn

$80K-$120K per year

Source: NZ Association of Optometrists, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an optometrist are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
Selwyn Yan tests a customer's eyes.

Optometrists examine clients' eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases

Last updated 25 August 2017