Q: What services do doctors of optometry provide?
A: Doctors of optometry provide a wide range of services including the following:
Examine eyes for health and vision problems
Diagnose and treat eye disease
Detect and identify general health problems manifested in the eye (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, etc.)
Diagnose and treat glaucoma
Provide pre-and post-operative care for pathologies and trauma
Remove foreign bodies from eyes
Provide emergency treatment for eye accidents
Prescribe glasses or other devices for specialized vision needs such as hunting, computer work, playing piano, etc.
Provide rehabilitative services for victims of head injuries with impared vision
Work with pilots, athletes, in need to improve vision performance
Evaluate eye coordination for reading and provide vision therapy to improve academic performance
Set up industrial vision programs
Consult with businesses on environmental vision
Work with schools and community groups on vision screening, career days, programs on eye care, etc.
Work with Parents as Teacher, educators and parents to enhance the learning potential of preschoolers and students and to inform parents of the importance of preventive eye and vision care
Provide low vision services for those with significant visual impairment
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