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An optometrist is a specialist in vision care who is trained to detect, measure, and correct vision problems.

Optometrists are highly trained in eye physiology, function, and disease.

The optometrist's job is to solve a patient's visual problems and detect the presence of any eye disease.

Optometrists are trained to detect signs of disease and diagnose eye conditions. They refer patients for medical attention as required.

Optometrists will supply the spectacles and contact lenses they prescribe and will help the patient choose a suitable spectacle frame.

In their work, optometrists use a variety of highly accurate equipment plus a series of detailed tests to assess each patient's vision.

Optometrists work in close contact with all sections of the community and must be able to exercise their judgement correctly to relate each set of test results to their patient's lifestyle, ensuring the best possible solution to each individual problem.

Sourced from: New Zealand Association of Optometrists

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