Optometrists specialize in diagnosing and treating vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They are trained in prescribing appropriate eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, low vision aids, and vision therapy.
- Vision and eye exams, and treatment of conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye)
- Prescribing lenses for glasses and fitting contact lenses
- Diagnosing eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis, cataracts etc., and referring these patients to an Ophthalmologist for treatment
- Eye disease and injury prevention services