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Unformatted text preview: Optometry A Career Guide Acknowledgements This career guide was written and compiled by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) Recruitment Materials Taskforce. The guide was written with the goal of providing a &core document¡ that could represent the most current, consistent and reliable information on optometry as a career for use by prospective students, pre-health advisors and optometrists who want to share information about their profession with others. The material is intended for use by ASCO and its member colleges in any format that will make information about optometry accessible and available to those who express interest in the profession. The reprint and revision of this material in its current form has been made possible by VISTAKON, Division of Johnson ¢ Johnson Vision Care, Inc. One of the group supporters of &The EYES Have It!¡ an ASCO career promotion campaign. ASCO would like to express appreciation to the members of the Taskforce who worked diligently to research, write and compile the information contained in this document. For further information about the contents of the Guide, please contact: Career Promotion and Student Affairs Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 510 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 231-5944 [PHONE] (301) 770-1828 [FAX] www.opted.org Revised September 2004 Table of Contents I. DEFINITION OF THE PROFESSION...................................................................................... 1 II.OUTLOOK FOR THE PROFESSION...................................................................................... 1 Population Changes and the Optometry Profession................................................................ 2 Social and Legal Changes Affecting Optometry...................................................................... 2 Demographics of the Profession............................................................................................. 3 Professional Satisfaction......................................................................................................... 3 III. NEW FRONTIERS IN EYECARE.......................................................................................... 4 Lasers..................................................................................................................................... 4 Instrumentation....................................................................................................................... 4 Medication .............................................................................................................................. 4 IV. MODES OF PRACTICE........................................................................................................ 5 Solo Private Practice............................................................................................................... 5 Partnership or Group Practice................................................................................................. 5 Partnership or Group Practice....
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