1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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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.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • 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


This section contains the following subsection :
              2384-11 Optometrist

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