Optometrists, or doctors of optometry (OD), provide services to evaluate, improve and preserve vision. They diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and, depending on their diagnosis, may prescribe therapeutic medication, visual training, corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses or other visual aids. They examine the internal and external structure of the eye, evaluate vision and determine if glasses or contact lenses are needed. Like any health professional, optometrists may refer the patient to other medical specialists such as an ophthalmologist.
Where to Get Education
Bachelor's degree and completion of a four-year optometry program