Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose and treat disease and disorders of the eye and visual system. This includes:
Measurement and prescription for glasses and contacts
Diagnosis and treatment of eye coordination and focusing issues
Treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma
Detection of systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure
Non-invasive surgical procedures
Areas of sub-specialty include low vision rehabilitation, pediatric eye care, and geriatric eye care, vision therapy, sports vision, and ocular disease.