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Navy Optometrists practice full-scope optometry at hospitals around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Italy to Guam, and Washington, D.C. to Washington state.
There is also opportunity to work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centersin Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA, and San Diego, CA. They also provide optical support aboard one of two dedicatedhospital ships: the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy.

Optometrists serve the routine and acute eye-care needs of military personnel, their families, and those in need around the globe. Duties may include:
  • Refractive services, such as refractive surgery and prescribing spectacles or contact lenses
  • Ocular pathology treatment
  • Surgical co-management
  • A subspecialty focus, such as low vision, traumatic brain injury rehab, specialty contact lenses and more
They can even be involved with Aerospace, Surface or Undersea Medicine.
For more information about Navy Medicine Optometry, please email:

•98 Active Duty Optometrists
•108 Available Billets
•Vision Ready is Mission Ready

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