Also referred to as: Doctor of Optometry
Requirements and Responsibilities

Optometrist provides primary care and medical treatment to patients with visual system disorders and diseases. Examines patient's eyes to detect and diagnose vision problems, diseases, and other conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension. Being an Optometrist develops treatment plans and prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or medication to treat eye disorders. Educates patients on proper eye care and treatment plans. Additionally, Optometrist requires a doctorate degree in optometry (OD). Typically reports to a manager. Requires a state license to practice. Optometrist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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