Work Nature

  • Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness.  
  • Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.  
  • Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.  
  • Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.  
  • Remove foreign bodies from the eye.  
  • Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.  
  • Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.  
  • Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.  
  • Provide patients undergoing eye surgeries, such as cataract and laser vision correction, with pre- and post-operative care.  
  • Provide vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation.

Key Skills

  • Optometry
  • Refraction

Occupations

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • Eye Clinic Manager
  • Independent Contractor
  • Optometrist
  • Optometrist
  • Optometrist
  • Optometrist/Practice Owner
  • Owner
  • Optometry Service
  • President/Practice Owner

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
Medium
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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