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Related undergraduate careers: Optometrist

Optometrists, also known as ophthalmic opticians, carry out detailed eye examinations to test vision and identify any problems or defects. They make a diagnosis and when necessary prescribe, fit and supply spectacles and other optical appliances, often advising patients on suitable frames. Vision defects are measured using sophisticated instruments which make assessments based on the way light bounces off the retina. The strength of a lens is evaluated through the use of reading charts and other tests. Optometrists must also be aware of eye diseases - these are treated by...more

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