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Optometry is a highly specialized medical field and its practitioners must be highly skilled and knowledgeable about the industry. To be successful optometrist (or ophthalmologist), one must have the following...
Here’s a little glimpse into a day (Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to be specific!) in the life of optometry students at UMSL, from the perspective of four fabulous students.
Optometrists work in a variety of settings and are often the primary vision health-care providers.
An optometrist is a professionally licensed eye doctor who has completed a doctor of optometry degree following an undergraduate program. Optometrists work specifically to check for and treat vision problems and diseases.
Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians each play an important role in providing eye care to consumers. But the levels of training and expertise are quite different for each type of provider. Here's a quick look at the three types of eye care providers.
For people who intend to venture into the health care industry, they commonly think of becoming a doctor or nurse. Fascinatingly, optometry is not among the more popular choices. Is this a good field to get into? Would it also bring decent income like any other medical profession?