Vision To Learn
August 25, 2021
Waterloo, Iowa
Job Type
Street Address
Mobile Clinic
Base Salary


Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and free
glasses to students in low-income communities to give them every chance to
succeed in school and in life. The program was founded in Los Angeles in 2012 and
has since expanded to schools throughout areas of California, Delaware, Hawaii,
Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
80% of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is obtained through vision and is
consequently one of the most basic problems standing in the way of educational
achievement. Since our inception, Vision To Learn examined over 285,000 students
and provided over 227,000 children with free glasses. Vision To Learn partners with
school districts to provide eye exams to children living in underserved communities
with unmet needs for glasses. Our mobile eye clinics arrive at the school on a pre-
scheduled date. We see an average of 20 students daily on our mobile clinic.

Position Description
Vision To Learn is seeking a qualified candidate for an Optometrist licensed to
practice in and around Des Moines, IA to work up to 3 days/week M-Th. Must also
be willing to travel to the Waterloo region on occasion.

Key position responsibilities:
•Provide primary vision evaluations: check VA’s, assess binocular vision, perform a
full refraction and prescribe appropriate correction, and assess ocular health
•Prescribe vision devices, tests patient on all applicable equipment to determine the
most suitable for his/her condition, and instruct patient in the proper use of it
•Confirm that patient diagnosis is properly documented in the internal systems

•As the position will work on a mobile clinic, must be flexible to commute
throughout the greater Des Moines area geography.
•Successful track record of working with children
•Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
•Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
•Must pass Department of Justice background check (LiveScan) and drug test
•Experienced using EMR systems.  Microsoft Office experience is preferred
•Spanish or other language skills a plus
Successful candidates will have a proven track record for success, with positive,
proactive attitudes who are dedicated to our mission. Vision To Learn is a rapidly
growing organization and team players are critical to our collective success. For
more information, please visit www.visiontolearn.org. Qualified applicants should
email resume and cover letter to amanda@visiontolearn.org.

COVID-19 Considerations
As a direct healthcare provider and to protect the health and well-being of our
employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work
environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
and pass a Department of Justice background check/fingerprinting (LiveScan), child
abuse history clearance, TB, and drug test.

Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as
a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives,
experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities,
and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color,
religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation
or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or
prohibited factor.

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