What is a Doctor of Optometry?
A Doctor of Optometry is a primary health care provider who examines, diagnoses, treats and manages diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures. An optometrist among other functions do the following.
- Prescribe contact lenses and glasses
- Diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases.
- Rehabilitation of visually impaired.
What do Doctors of Optometry do?
Optometrist examine the internal and external structure of the eyes, performs objective and subjective tests to evaluate patients vision, analysis of the test findings, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Optometrist can diagnose signs of diseases that are related to the eyes and the body and most times work along with other medical professionals to care for patients.
Do all Doctors of Optometry do the same thing?
All optometrists provide general eye and vision care. Some optometrists work in a general practice, and other optometrists work in a more specialized practice such as contact lenses, geriatrics, low vision services (for visually impaired patients), occupational vision (to protect and preserve workers’ vision and minimize eye strain), pediatrics, sports vision and vision therapy. Others may choose to enter optometric education and/or perform scientific research.
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