UNIT GROUP 2384 OPTOMETRISTS
OPTOMETRISTS performs eye examinations and vision tests to determine the presence of visual, ocular and other abnormalities, and prescribes lenses, other optical aids or therapy.
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.
- examining patients' eyes and setting visual tests to determine the nature and extent of vision problems and abnormalities
- prescribing lenses, contact lenses and low vision aids and checking suitability and comfort
- detecting, diagnosing and managing eye disease and referring patients to, and receiving referrals from other health providers, in particular medical practitioners
- providing advice on visual issues such as contact lens care, vision-care of the elderly, optics, visual ergonomics, occupational and industrial eye safety and research