Practice Paths / Opportunities / Basic Questions

Yes. You can be employed part-time by EssilorLuxottica, or you can work part-time for one of the many independent practice owners within our network.

Of course! If you are licensed to practice in your respective state, you can be employed full or part-time by EssilorLuxottica, or by one of our many independent practice owners. For entrepreneurial Doctors, you can also choose to run your own independent practice or franchise.

Contact a member of our eye care team to find out what path would fit your personal and professional goals. Or check out this video to see what the transition is like from being a student to a practicing Doctor.

When you affiliate with one of our brands, you join a network of over 2,000 Eye Doctors with a collective mission to help people see more and be more. There are endless opportunities to make an impact on the lives of patients in your local communities, around the world, as well as among your peers!

There are many opportunities to get involved with supporting your peers including opportunities to be a mentor, speaker or subject matter expert / Key Opinion Leader (KOL) connecting with optometry students or other affiliated Doctors. Another way is our Regional Mentor Doctor program where you can mentor and provide leadership to Doctors in the region where you practice. You can also be selected as a member of an Optometric Advisory Council which provides strategic guidance to their respective brands and is a key Doctor leader within the brand community for their peers.

There are also opportunities to make an impact on patients beyond the exam lane with the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation where you can lend your expertise to make a life-altering impact to the underserved locally and globally through free exams and glasses. Learn more here.

We offer an array of options to fit anyone at any stage in their life/career.

We have multiple brands (LensCrafters, LensCrafters at Macy’s, Target Optical, Pearle Vision, ForEyes and Team Vision) totaling over 2,000 locations (and growing!) across the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico.

We offer multiple ways to practice including employment (full-time and part-time), independent practice (sublease) and franchising. We even offer remote care positions where you can provide patients with comprehensive eye exams from the comfort of your home using our advanced tele-optometry technology. Hybrid roles are also available where you can practice in-office and from home based on your schedule.

LensCrafters, LensCrafters at Macy’s, Target Optical, Pearle Vision, ForEyes and Team Vision. These locations make up over 2,000 locations and growing across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

We offer various sublease arrangements. In our standard sublease model, the subleasing Doctor is responsible for hiring and managing all Doctor staff. In our modified sublease model, the brand helps to hire and manage the staff.

No. However, we do foster a collaborative environment where Doctors provide clinical knowledge and patient care in partnership with EssilorLuxottica’s optical and retail expertise, to provide patients with the highest quality end-to-end experience.

You’ll operate the optometrist office as your practice while providing high-quality optometric care and services to your patients next to a state-of-the-art optical.

As a sublease holder, your earning potential is unlimited. You set and earn exam and other professional fees and own your patient book. Sublease holders benefit from the significant patient flow potential from being affiliated next to well-known national brands with a robust support system and tools including national and local marketing.

Our affiliated Doctors say it best! Check out these stories from Doctors from across our brands about their experience.

Doctors have the autonomy to practice to the full extent of their scope of practice privileges and at their discretion. Our locations are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, encompassing both the anterior and posterior segments, enabling doctors to provide comprehensive patient care with confidence. 

Here’s what some affiliated Doctors have to say about this topic:

   Link to video from Dr. Jensen (employed)
   Link to article from Dr. Haji (sublease)

We offer comprehensive benefits to Doctors who are employed by us including competitive salary, medical and dental coverage, free vision insurance (of course!), PTO, retirement savings plans and other fun perks like an annual eye wear certificate and an employee eyewear discount. We also offer two full paid days for CE and many free CE opportunities throughout the year (Learn more about LensCrafters, Target Optical or Pearle Vision). Doctors also have access to our Leonardo online learning platform for hundreds of hours of education and resources.

Practice owners affiliated with EssilorLuxottica operate as an independent practices and manage benefits autonomously for themselves and their employed associates. If you are working as an associate for an independent practice owner, arrangements and benefits will vary by practice owner.