What’s a doctor of optometry?
According to the America Optometric Association (AOA), optometrists are the primary expert advisors on eye health. Doctors of Optometry or ODs, are the leaders in primary eyecare providers who help patients and their families take the first step toward healthier eyes and healthier bodies. If a disease or other conditions are detected, doctors of optometry can help navigate patients to the right prevention plans or the next steps in official diagnosis and treatment.
What optometrist do?
As the primary eye care providers, optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. In addition to providing eye and vision care, they play a major role in an individual’s overall health and well-being by detecting systemic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension.
In an average week, Optometrists fit or refit about 15 pairs of contact lenses. On average, optometrists see almost 67 patients per week and perform 52 refraction exams in a week.
An eye exam is one of the ways your Optometrist can help prevent sight loss through early detection of eye conditions and even spot other health concerns such as brain tumors or circulation problems. We recommend that you get your eyes check annually even if you have no vision problem.
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