Optometrists assess patients' eyes to identify vision defects, diseases, and injuries. Their duties include maintaining medical files, evaluating eye defects, recording treatment plans, and performing eye inspections. Candidates must have a license from the state in which they wish to practice.
Perform thorough routine eye inspections
Identify the patient’s visual alertness, field of vision, and hand-eye coordination.
Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness and color blindness.
Prescribe corrective lenses and medications.
Maintain accurate medical files for all patients.
Promote eye health by teaching patients about proper eye care techniques.
Identify and assess eye defects and diseases such as diabetes and liver failure.
Record all diagnosis and treatment plans including transfers and therapeutic prescriptions.