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The roles of optometrists in primary eye care goes beyond the testing of vision and prescribing spectacles and contact lenses. In this blog, we'll highlight some of the work optometrists are involved in.
Optometrists are often the first point of contact for patients with vision problems. They also receive referrals from the patient’s family doctor. A patient who has a condition that affects sight will be referred by the primary doctor to the optometrist for further tests and treatment.
Medical ocular diagnosis and treatment:
Optometrist are primary eyecare doctors. Monitoring the retina for diabetic complications, treating and managing dry eye disease and other chronic conditions, and removing foreign bodies from the eye are some of the many conditions patients see optometrist for.
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