As the primary medical professionals dedicated to the health of the eye, optometrists play a crucial role in helping people see the world.
What Does an Optometrist Do?
Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the eye and the broader visual system. They prescribe medications, provide low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, and prescribe spectacle lenses as well as contact lenses. Optometrists counsel their patients regarding surgical and non-surgical options that meet their visual needs.