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Optometrist at UCLA Stein Eye Institute with Dr. Shawn Lin MD

Full-Time OD Positions

Los Angeles, California

Telephone: 310-206-7955


Date Posted: March 31, 2023

I am a faculty member at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. I work primarily in the division of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, but we are looking to expand with a full time Optometrist

Practice Scope:
Cataract Surgery
Refractive Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

OD Responsibilities:
-General Ophthalmology exams
-Cataract and Refractive Surgery consultations
-Determining candidacy during consultation
-Pre and post-operative exams
-Educating patients on surgery and different lOL options/refractive surgery options
-Answering medication questions
-Scheduling surgical dates
-Sending patient medications to pharmacies before surgery
-Placing and interpreting lab and imaging orders
-IOL calculations prior to cataract surgery
-Reviewing surgery consents with patients
-Full communication between the surgeon and staff in areas of surgical protocol, patient management and medication schedule
-Work with technicians to improve efficiency in testing and patient work up, in addition to ensuring accurate patient refractions
-Ability to work independently and make complex medical decisions
-Make appropriate referrals and maintain good communication with other Ophthalmology specialists
-Interpreting OCT Macula/RNFL, Visual Field, IOLMaster, Lenstar and Corneal Topography
-Answering patient emails, phone calls, and portal messages
-Actively communicates with Ophthalmology, Optometry, support staff to optimize quality and clinical care and services to patients
-Works effectively as a team member and attends and contribute to staff meetings to keep up with events and policy changes
-Maintains all licensing and job requirements
-Maintains compliance with all current organizational, state, and federal regulations pertaining to Optometry

UCLA Stein Eye Calabasas
UCLA Stein Eye Westwood

8AM – 5PM Full Time

Call / Weekends:
No weekends / evening call or work obligations

UCLA Standard Salary Scale: $100k-$125k depending on experience
Full Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, disability, etc. (add 43% to your base salary to calculate total value of package given exceptional benefits)
UCLA Pension (eg. retire with 100% of your salary after a full career at UCLA)

Teaching Opportunities:
There are many opportunities at UCLA to teach undergraduates, medical students, and residents who rotate through the clinic. I am one of the founders of, a free educational website for eye care professionals. There will be opportunities for you to leverage this platform for online ophthalmic education if you have an interest. Lots of opportunities to get involved in research as well.

Research Opportunities:
My research is geared towards utilizing artificial intelligence to improve outcomes in cataract and refractive surgery. I would be happy to get you involved if you would like.

Please send me your CV if you would like to interview for this position.
Thank you for your interest!