special interest report-optometrist

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Chad A. Bullard Special Interest Report Anatomy II Lab Mr. Ken Murphy Optometrist Career Description: Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs , provide most primary vision care. They examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases, and they test patients’ visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses and provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation. Optometrists analyze test results and develop a treatment plan. They administer drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe drugs to treat some eye diseases. Optometrists often provide preoperative and postoperative care to cataract patients, as well as to patients who have had laser vision correction or other eye surgery. They also diagnose conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, referring patients to other health practitioners as needed. Post Secondary Education: The Doctor of Optometry degree requires the completion of a 4- year program at an accredited optometry school, preceded by at
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Hopkin during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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