What will I do as an optometrist?

Optometrists perform eye examinations to identify issues and conditions and prescribe treatments to address these problems. This might include prescribing eye glasses, vision therapy, a range of optical aids, medicated eye drops or referral to specialists in serious cases. Many optometrists work in retail settings and also have a sales role. Optometrists must keep accurate records of patients’ prescriptions and treatments.


  • Perform eye examinations and diagnoses
  • Prescribe treatments
  • Refer serious cases to specialists
  • Provide pre-ad post-operative care
  • Maintain client records