WHAT OPTOMETRISTS DO
Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system, they also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries and other disorders of the eyes.you can follow us here
They prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses as needed.
Optometry deals with the study about the care of vision. It involves prescription of glasses and contact lenses worn by the people, specialist who take career in optometry are called OPTOMETRISTS.
Government Hospitals:- Optometrists are employed in government hospitals to examine patients’ eyes, test their sight, give advice on visual problems and prescribe and fit spectacles or contact lenses when needed.
Corrective glasses/lenses manufacturing firms:- optometrists works in corrective glasses or lenses manufacturing firms to offer advice and reassurance about vision – related matters, they offers help and advice to patients when choosing frames and lenses. They also fit spectacles and contact lenses.
Self-Established Private Clinics:- Optometrist can become an independent entrepreneur establishing a private specialist clinic to handle peoples vision care. He will be selling lenses to correct faulty vision and occasionally refer patients to a doctor if they detect symptoms indicating disease in the eye.
Non – Governmental Organizations:- like red – cross, lion clubs, boys brigade, can employ the services of an optometrists to handle people with sight problems in their humanitarian effort.
International Organizations:- An optometrist can be employed in international organizations, such as World Health Organization (W.H.O)
Industries (STAFF CLINIC):- Industries with sizeable number of staffs usually have clinic, for efficient running of such clinic an optometrist can be employed to handle simple health maintenance
Banks (STAFF CLINIC):- Banks do not take personnel issues with levity hence they usually equip their staff clinic with all qualified personnel including optometrist to handle the vision complaints aspect in their welfare clinic.
Educational Institutions clinics – institutions of learning need to have sick bay or clinic, part of the requirements for proper equipping of the clinic is adequate personnel which an optometrist is one of them.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN UNIVERSITIES – Optometrists can be offered teaching and research in a University or Colleges of Technology that has to do with vision or sight maintenance and treatment.
They do research in optometry colleges, or work as consultants in the eye care industry, they conduct research and experiments to advance knowledge in their field.
NOTE: OPTOMETRY is offered in the faculty of medicals and pharmaceutical science, and faculty of science. It lasts for a period of 5years with the Degree Award of doctor of Optometry (O.D) or B.Sc (Hons)
QUALIFYING SUBJECTS: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology