Dispensing Optician or Experienced Optical Assistant

An opportunity has come up for someone new to join our experienced team. We are looking for someone who has exceptional customer service and sales skills and is committed to upholding our practice philosophy of developing and maintaining long term customer relationships. We are a well-established, busy, and successful independent optometry practice in Wellington’s CBD with two practices.


The successful applicant will:

  • Be committed to providing exceptional customer service and patient care
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have confidence in selling high end quality products
  • Be motivated and committed to ongoing learning
  • Have your own personal style and an eye for fashion
  • Be competent in dispensing lenses and frames and have a passion for technology
  • Be adaptable, friendly and a team player
  • Be able to work both independently and alongside a diverse team


A dispensing qualification is preferred but we will consider applicants who are still training or those who have a strong retail, sales and customer service background with previous optical experience and an understanding of spectacle lens designs and fitting eyewear. We are happy to put the right applicant through training to become a dispensing optician

This is a full-time position (Monday to Friday) but we would consider shared part-time.


If this sounds like you please send your CV with covering letter to vanessa.sercombe@opticians.co.nz. Alternatively you can call Vanessa on (021) 132 6789 if you have further questions.


Optical Assistant/Receptionist - Barry & Sargent Optometrists

We are looking for someone passionate about eyecare to grow our team at our Porirua location. The role is for a part-time Optical assistant or receptionist, for up to 25 hours per week, to work alongside our experienced receptionist and optometrists.


The right candidate will have had experience in the optical industry or a strong background in customer service and administration. Dispensing opticians or those in training are also welcome to apply. This role would suit someone looking for job flexibility with the option for more work hours in the future. Salary may be negotiated based on experience and skills.


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please contact

Optometrist - Browns Bay

We have an opening for an optometrist to join Nicholls & Associates on Auckland’s North Shore.


Full-time or part-time considered. The ability to work in a team environment is a must.


Email enquiries to Bruce, nicholls4@gmail.com.

Got an eye for beautiful eyewear and a love for people?

OCULA is on the hunt for new team members who are keen to progress their careers in a fast growing, award-winning, industry leading business. We have various positions available in all our locations.


OCULA Queenstown & OCULA Wanaka

  • 2 x Optical Assistant or Dispensing Optician - Full-time

OCULA Queenstown

  • Optometrist - Full-time


A competitive salary package and career progression opportunities are on offer. If any of these positions has piqued your interest, give Kirsty a call on 022 464 5015 or view the full job descriptions on ocula.co.nz/careers/ 



Probably the best optometry job in the world!

Blur is looking for an optometrist to join our team in beautiful Rotorua. We are looking for an engaging character who loves the profession.

For expressions of interest, please contact: stuart@blureyecare.co.nz

Optometrist - Auckland

Specsavers New Lynn is looking for a committed and caring optometrist who places professionalism and customer service at the heart of every patient interaction.

We offer comprehensive optometry support with new Tonoref III, OCT and HFA 3 equipment, continuing education, the opportunity to advance your optometry career clinically and potentially own your own business.

We offer a competitive salary, birthday leave, time off for volunteer work and for continuing education so if you have great communication skills, work well in a team and have a load of motivation then we look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Philip Walsh with your CV and covering letter.


This full-time role at a well-established practice combines optical dispensing with the benefits of independent optometry. DOs form an integral part of our team and you are offered a competitive salary for your professional qualification, stylish presentation and your personable sales skills.

Responsibilities of the role include stock management, selecting from the latest ranges with our wide group of suppliers. Why be limited to corporate ranges, when there is so much more?

Our preference is for a qualified and registered Dispensing Optician, but if you are nearly there, we may be able to assist you further.

For more info, contact Kevin O’Connor on kevin@capitaleyes.co.nz or 027 4993451. All applications treated in strict confidence.

Dispensing Optician/Optical Assistant - full-time/part-time

A positive attitude & high energy levels are essential. We are looking for an honest and hard-working individual with a passion for success; a team player, great time management and exemplary work ethic.


You will need to be a Dispensing Optician or experienced Optical Assistant and have the ability to demonstrate high level technical skills along with patient centred sales knowledge. A calm disposition with a warm and engaging personality, along with the desire to work with children are your key characteristics. No weekend work.


Please submit a paragraph cover statement in your email and send attached CV to ansticeoptometrists@gmail.com.

Fancy a jump across the ditch? The Optical Co is hiring Optometrists!

We are the Eyes and Ears division of Healthia Limited, Australia’s largest allied health provider, with a network of 300+ stores across optometry, audiology, podiatry and physiotherapy. We are actively building our team and want the very best people to join and share in our success.  


Our current vacancies are in some of the most picturesque and liveable communities in Australia, including Townsville (QLD), Warrnambool (VIC), and Mount Gambier (SA) – so you get the benefits of a great lifestyle at the same time as being supported by the structure and resources of a publicly listed allied healthcare leader.


We offer our Optoms:

  • Extensive learning and development opportunities
  • Support to build clinical skills and careers (including a Clinic Class Shareholder partnership model)
  • Attractive remuneration including incentives and relocation assistance
  • Discounts on private health insurance and products
  • Down-to-earth culture and great working relationships


As an Optometrist with us, you will be at the heart of the practice, where you will work alongside a highly skilled team and with the latest tools and technology, to provide our patients with superior eyecare.


We are looking for Optoms who are:

  • Qualified in New Zealand and eligible to emigrate to Australia
  • Able to examine, prescribe, recommend and refer (when required) to ensure the best solutions for our patient’s needs
  • Adept at building strong working relationships with patients and colleagues
  • Clinically-focused and driven to build career success


Visit https://theopticalcompany.com.au/current-opportunities/ for more info or contact StephanieM@theopticalco.com.au to arrange a confidential discussion!


Optometrist wanted - Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday - occasional evenings and weekends
  • Work/life balance awaits you


Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Ophthalmology department at Dunedin Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic Optometrist to join our team. Our service embraces a multi-disciplinary team-based approach to provide optimal patient care and the prescribing optometry position is an integral component of this team.


This role presents an exciting opportunity to further enhance your current skills and knowledge in various sub specialty fields ranging from retinal, glaucoma, paediatric, acute and general pathologies. The unique learning environment incorporates elective treatment options, acute service provision, departmental teaching sessions and professional development.


The person we are looking for will demonstrate a drive for achieving excellence through the application of evidence-based clinical practice and expertise and will thrive working in a busy environment.


Mōu ake - About you

You will be working autonomously, as well as collaborating and consulting with the other members of the ophthalmology team to fulfil our patient focused team oriented approach.

  • Applications from new graduates are welcome
  • Current registration and practising certificate with the New Zealand Optometrist and Dispensing Optician board is essential. 

If you are looking to breath life back into your career with an exciting change whilst having a work-life balance, then apply now!

View position description


Ōtepoti - Dunedin

Now to the city itself, Dunedin offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand's most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Find out more information at https://www.dunedinnz.com/


Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Open

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information please contact Tamara Hannagan, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9696, tamara.hannagan@southerndhb.govt.nz

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.


To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Optometrist/775407910/


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