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Published: September 4, 2023

Optometric Assistant / Optician

Kingston, Nova Scotia, Canada | Full Time

Valley Family Optometry Ltd.

We’re growing our family owned-and-operated eye care clinic and are looking for an exceptional Optometric Assistant / Optician to join our friendly and professional team.

At Valley Family Optometry, we take pride in providing top-rated eye care by passionate health professionals. We foster real relationships with our patients, taking the time to get to know them. Our two locations in Kingston and New Minas help us serve patients throughout the Annapolis Valley.

Our employees are the heart of our practice and our office culture is strongly collaborative and team-based. We hire friendly, outgoing, personable staff and provide on-site training. Our days are fast-paced, patient-centered, and fun – with lots of learning opportunities each and every day.

Are you warm, outgoing, flexible, and adaptable? Do you love people and love to learn? Can you work both independently and on a highly collaborative team? Are you professional and responsible? Do you have a positive, can-do attitude?

As our Optometric Assistant / Optician, you will fill a combined education, sales, and service role. Responsibilities include providing expertise in the optical areas of frame selection, lens design, frame purchasing and inventory management as well as adjustments, repairs and troubleshooting patient problems or concerns. Cross-training in all practice departments including front desk and pre-test will be provided.

Ideally, you will have a post-secondary education and a minimum of two years’ experience working in an optometry/optical setting. Previous retail experience is an asset. Certification as an Optometric Assistant (CCOA course) or a licensed Optician is preferred. You must be willing to work on-site for 8-hour shifts between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday to Friday. This is a fulltime position of 35 – 40 hours per week. Shifts at both locations may be required but this posting is primarily for our Kingston location.


If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail a combined cover letter and resume to employment@valleyfamilyoptometry.ca. In your cover letter, tell us what excites you about joining our team and why you would be a great fit.

We will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis until the position is filled so we recommend that you apply immediately.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest and regret that we are only able to contact those selected for an interview.