Optometrists

Type of Entity : Membership Organisation (MO)
Profession : Optometrists
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Location : UWI Mail Room, St Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,
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Phone Number : (868) 123-4567
Landline Number : (868) 123-4567( Ext:123)
Email Address : Optometrists@gmail.com

About

Optometry is a healthcare profession which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Traditionally, the field of optometry began with the primary focus of correcting refractive error through the use of spectacles. Modern day optometry, however, has evolved through time so that the educational curriculum additionally includes medical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease in countries where the profession is established and regulated. Optometrists (also known as Doctors of Optometry for those holding the O.D. degree[1] or ophthalmic opticians in the U.K) are healthcare professionals who provide primary eyecare through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist's scope of practice may differ depending on location. Thus, disorders or diseases detected outside the treatment scope of optometry are referred out to relevant medical professionals for proper care, more commonly to ophthalmologists who are medical doctors that specialize in advanced medical and surgical care of the eye. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologistsand opticians to deliver quality and efficient eyecare to the general public.

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