The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. The Door – Adolescent Health Center is a federally qualified health center, and a licensed Article 28 facility with NYS. The health center provides primary care, reproductive health care, dental care, optometry services, dermatology, behavioral health services, and health education.

The Agency seeks an Optometrist to provide eye care services to adolescents and young adults. The Optometrist will work as part of the integrated healthcare team.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Perform standard eye exams for patients.
  • Check for evidence of disease, injury, or other problems impacting vision.
  • Provide prescriptions for corrective lenses as needed.
  • Listen to and address patient’s questions and concerns and educate patients on proper eye care.
  • Identify eye health safety factors that could impact vision.
  • Utilize all necessary equipment properly, ensuring it is in good working order.
  • Record all tests, medical history, symptoms, prescriptions, and treatments in the patient’s chart.
  • Coordinate referrals for appropriate follow-up as needed.
  • Participate in related quality assurance activities in collaboration with the health center team.

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Doctor of Optometry (D.O.) required from an accredited institution
  • You are a current NYS optometry license in good standing
  • You have a minimum of two years’ experience as a practicing optometrist
  • You have experience working with adolescents and young adults preferred
  • You have solid working knowledge of all ophthalmic equipment needed to conduct examinations
  • You are experienced in prescribing eyeglasses and fitting corrective lenses
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Hours: Up to 14 hours per week (flexible schedule, may include evenings)

Salary: Commensurate with experience


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.