Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in the Workplace

Ocular Therapeutix is a company of individuals who are united in our vision to advance and innovate ophthalmic care and enhance the lives of eye care patients and their families. We strive to build a strong culture of out of the box thinking, cross-functional collaboration and creativity, so employees can flourish and achieve their career goals. Our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reinforced in all we do. Through the candidates we hire, trainings we take part in, and leadership development programs we offer, Ocular is constantly working towards enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of our workplace. Ocular strives to build a strong culture of innovation, cross-functional collaboration, and support for one another so employees can flourish and achieve their career goals. Our strong commitment to DE&I in the workplace means that we embrace and celebrate every race, gender, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, and educational and cultural background.

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Diversity refers to the variety of differences in identity, perspective, skill, and style within an organization. At Ocular Therapeutix, we are committed to supporting diversity across a variety of factors, including:

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Language
  • Marital and family status
  • Veteran status
  • Disability
  • Educational and work background
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Equity refers to fair treatment, access, and opportunity for everyone within an organization. When striving for equity, organizations need to identify and remove barriers that have prevented some groups from fully participating in the past.

Ocular Therapeutix is committed to an equitable work environment for all our employees. All of our team members have equal access to opportunities.

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An environment of inclusion is one in which all members are welcomed, connected, and valued.

At Ocular Therapeutix, we welcome differences and respect all team members. At all levels, our organization is built on support and collaboration. 

Building an Inclusive Community of Trust & Belonging at Ocular Therapeutix

At Ocular Therapeutix, our work is focused on our mission to help patients and their families lead better lives. The only way to fulfill our vision is to operate within a culture of mutual respect and teamwork. The foundation of this culture is to value each employee and encourage full participation.

Just a few examples of our commitment to promote DE&I:



We offer our employees three flex holidays per year to use that is meaningful to them for cultural, religious or personal reasons. Learn more about Ocular employee benefits.

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Equal Opportunities At Work & In The Hiring Process

We prohibit discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment, and contractors, based on any characteristic.


Company Culture

DE&I is powered by our unique and eclectic culture, the flexibility in our workplace, equal opportunity for career development and advancement, commitment to sustaining a diverse workforce through our hiring and talent practices, fun and educational awareness programs and community activities sponsored by colleague resource groups like Ocular’s Women’s Leadership network, HR and our Events committee.



Events have included trivia, our annual Golf Outing that is exciting for novices and pros alike, Red Sox games, Lobstah/Clambake, happy hours, Employee Appreciation Night and company-wide meetings in Boston, and our annual shut-down at year end to allow employees the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.

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Equal Opportunities For Advancement

Our career development system is based on merit. This means that opportunities for advancement are available to all employees, regardless of individual background or personal identification.

Want to join our diverse group of innovators?

We are always looking for self-starting, goal-oriented, and talented professionals to join our team.