Optometrists have completed specialized training and education, resulting in a university degree referred to as “doctor of optometry”, or more commonly referred to as “OD”.
ODs typically attend four years of optometry school, including internships at established eye care clinics. And that’s after three years of a general college degree.
- Perform a sight test (reading the letters on the chart)
- Examine the eye using various instruments and technology
- Diagnose eye diseases.
- Prescribe medications to treat the eye disease.
- Write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses
Think of an optometrist like your family doctor, except that the optometrist only examines and treats your eyes.
Saturday: medical emergency only