Optometry is a healthcare profession which is concerned with the health of the eyes and its related structures like vision and processing of visual information.
Optometry is a science that deals with visual activity of the eye to determine refractive errors of the eye and fitting correct and appropriate lens. The doctors concerned with the field of optometry are called optometrist. Optometrists prescribe the contact lens, eyeglasses and other optical aids that help to correct the focusing of the eyes. Optometrists also examine the eyes for various defects and disorders like cataract and glaucoma. Optometrists also guide people on the correct use and care of the eyes, supervise various training and exercise programs that are made to treat problems of vision, and help rehabilitate patients who have low or severely restricted vision. If necessary they also refer patients to medical practitioners when necessary and sometimes share the care of patients with chronic conditions and most of these activities involve the use of specialized equipment.
Last date updated on September, 2014