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Drs. Akre & Clark Eyecare is a growing full-service eyecare center serving the greater New Ulm community since 1950.  From the onset, staying on the forefront of technological advancements in eye diagnostics, frames and lenses innovations, contact lenses and surgical techniques has been an ongoing commitment.

This commitment not only provides our patients with options for ultimate vision, not only with their eyeglasses and contact lenses, but also with the early detection of eye disease, quality of life can be greatly improved. Every member of our staff is board certified, experienced and dedicated to our mission of offering our patients the finest eye health care available.

Our three doctor practice is fully equipped to handle full-scope optometry with a focus on managing ocular disease. We use state-of-the-art clinical equipment with on-site diagnostic instruments. We practice out of 8 exam lanes and 3 auxiliary testing lanes.

About the optometrist position

Our new optometrist will be a welcome addition to our team and family who is both personable and welcoming to our patients. A passion for eyecare and general patient health is essential to providing the best experience we can!

As an optometrist in our practice, you will be expected to:

  • Perform comprehensive eye exams
  • Diagnose and treat ocular disease
  • Prescribe corrective lenses
  • Build strong doctor-patient relationships
  • Handle eyecare emergencies

We currently have a handful of new devices in house including:

  • California Optos
  • Oculus 5M
  • Humphrey’s HVF3 and Haag Streit Octopus
  • Heidleberg OCT
  • RETeval
  • Nidek AF Fundus Camera
  • Marco 5100 refracting systems
  • LLLT

We reward our doctors well and will provide a competitive salary, commensurate with experience as well as benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Sick time
  • Vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Productivity bonuses

We are excited to say that we are also open to welcoming a new grad into our practice! We hope you are as excited to join us as we are to have you! If working alongside a practice that is ready to take the next step forward sounds like a good opportunity to you, please send your resume to

New Ulm

Considering a change? Consider joining our fast paced health care team!

Our 3 doctor private practice is looking for a full-time enthusiastic technician to join our team. We are seeking Position requires detail-oriented, quality-conscious people, dedicated to providing exceptional customer service with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment is a must.

Multilingual in Spanish and English will receive special consideration.

On-the-job training is provided. Qualified candidates must have proficient computer and typing skills, self-confidence, be a team player and good organizational skills.

No prior experience required, on-the-job training provided.


Job Summary:

The ability to employ customer service skills to positively impact the healthcare experience for our patients, external customers and internal service partners. Knowledge of complete eye exam and advanced tests and procedures. Good organizational and judgement skills. Ability to diagnose and develop treatment plans. Knowledge of surgical procedures. Knowledge and ability to utilize the principles and tools. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and to work effectively with co-workers.


Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Diplomatic approach to customer or staffing issues.
  • Personable and empathetic with patient’s needs and concerns.
  • Team-oriented and ability to work as a team under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Well organized and attention to detail.
  • Problem solver, analytical skills.
  • Present friendly, caring manner which reflects positively on the practice and puts patients at ease.
  • Computer literate, i.e., Compulink, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.


  1. Technician Duties
  • History taking, ocular and family
  • Systemic illness
  • Medication
  • Allergies
  • Visual acuity’s
  • Color vision testing
  • Refracting
  • Amsler grid
  • Evaluate pupils
  • Drop delivery
  • Ability to use all piece of equipment, ex Visual Fields and OCT
  • Ability to perform Visual fields, fundus photo, OCT, Optos, Tonopen, Icare.
  • Order and maintain ophthalmic supplies, medications and ointments
  • Clean and sterilize rooms and equipment
  • Maintain rooms
  • Maintain supplies in rooms
  • Covering and uncovering instruments at the beginning and end of day.
  • Assist provider
  • Other duties as assigned


We are seeking a positive, high-energy candidates who love to interact with people. We are a highly reputable optometric practice which strives to provide our patients with the area's highest quality of eye care through service, education, and technology. The candidates must be pleasant, professional, dependable, punctual and love the latest eyewear trends. Computer, communication, and multi-task skills are a must! We provide on-site paid training that will lead to certification within our industry. We provide competitive benefits and salary with experience, health and dental benefits, vision coverage, vacation, sick, holiday, 401k, and incentive program. If you desire to have a stable, rewarding career in a faced-paced environment, where hard work and quality performance are rewarded, than this is the job for you.

Act as an example to all team members in your department and throughout the practice; know and follow the company’s policies, be proficient in all areas of the optical department; create efficiencies and procedures within the department and the practice which will create a better experience for the patients and better atmosphere and work environment for the employees; work as an optician with consistently high capture rate; understand and be fully functional with all software products necessary for the position as well as optical equipment; be a positive representative of Administration to the department and positive role model.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  1. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Leadership skills to create a unified team with high morale.
  3. Diplomatic approach to customer or staffing issues.
  4. Personable and empathetic with patient’s needs and concerns.
  5. Team-oriented and ability to work as a team leader under sometimes stressful conditions.
  6. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  7. Highly motivated.
  8. Well organized and attention to detail.
  9. Problem solver, analytical skills.
  10. Present friendly, caring manner which reflects positively on the practice and puts patients at ease.
  11. Computer literate, i.e., Compulink, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.


  1. Opticianry Duties
  • Provides patient with key technical information to assist them in making their eyewear selection.
  • Perform measurements of frame and lens specifications.
  • Proper documentation of all ordering information on patient’s chart.
  • Place orders for frame and lens fabrication with approved optical laboratories.
  • Maintains supply inventory for repairs / replacements & tools.
  • Order and return frames as needed, replacing sold / outdated items
  • Notify customers when glasses have arrived.
  • Verification of orders received from optical laboratories.
  • Consult with patient to resolve eyewear problems / concerns.
    • Perform customer maintenance on eyewear as requested
    • Awareness of insurance rules, payer responsibilities and patient responsibilities. Know your resources to obtain the right answer, process claim billing
    • Appropriate coding of services offered to maximize the facilities reimbursement.
    • Keep abreast of current fashions, styles and trends
    • Keep updated on continuing education for new product, product recall and optical options