Optometry is a primary healthcare profession which involves examining the eye and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Traditionally the field of optometry began with the primary forms of correcting refractive error, through the use of spectacles. Modern day optometry, however, has evolved through time educational curriculum additionally included intensive medical training in the diagnosis & management of ocular disease in countries where the profession is established and regulated.
The world council of optometry, world health organization and about75 optometry organization from over 40 countries all over the world adopted the following definition to be used to describe optometry and optometrist. And optometrist, also called a doctor of optometry or O.D. for short, provides primary vision care. Who diagnoses and treats eye diseases and disorders. If the patient needs vision correction, an optometrist will prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Some optometrist specializes in particular clientele, for example pediatric or geriatric patients, or a type of treatments such as low vision or post operative care. 2,50,000 optometrist in all over the world according to at present time according to world council optometrist.
Optometrist offers an average net income of $ 122,667 across the profession. The optical industry is one of Europe’s ten largest jobs. Many multinational companies have come in this department, their sole is important in which contact lenses, spectacles & Frames. The demand for optometrist in this digital time is going to increase further.
DR. PANKAJ CHAUBEY
VICE PRINCIPAL OF PARAMEDICAL