About Optometry

Scope of Optometry

Optometry is an independent, primary health care profession that encompasses the prevention and remedy for disorders of an eye and the visual system. An Optometrist is a person, who is skilled in optometry involved in recognition of ocular and visual sign of an eye, understanding the wide range of problems affecting the eye and then referring the patient to the concerned specialist doctor. Thus, an optometrist diagnoses, treats and prevents the diseases related to the eye.


Optometrists also work with other health professionals in co-managing the care of patients to provide general eye and vision care in both the way as General practice and as Specialized practice such as contact lens, geriatrics, low vision services (for visually impaired patients), occupational vision (to protect and preserve vision and minimize eye strain), pediatrics, sports vision, and vision therapy.