Optometrist: A description for the optometrist job

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Optometrist: Examines eyes to determine nature and degree of vision problem or eye disease and prescribes corrective lenses or procedures: Examines eyes and performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, for example glaucoma and color blindness. Prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision. Consults with and refers patients to OPHTHALMOLOGIST (medical industry) 070.101-058 or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary. May also prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit. May also specialize in type of services provided, for example contact lenses, low vision aids or vision therapy, or in treatment of specific groups, for example children or elderly patients. May also conduct research, instruct in college or university, act as consultant, or work in public health field.

Job industry: medical industry

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