Optometry is the practice or profession of examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities and the administering of vision tests to evaluate visual acuity and visual perception, in humans. In addition to diagnosis, optometrists (also known as ophthalmic opticians or doctors of optometry) are trained and authorized to correct, treat and/or manage vision changes through the prescription and dispensement of corrective lenses and or medication when necessary. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are not professional equals and possess varying levels of authority and training. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D.) or osteopathic doctor (D.O.); specializes in eye and vision care, has completed 4 years of college and 8 additional years of medical training, is licensed to practice medicine and perform surgeries. Optometrists are healthcare professionals rather than medical doctors, are not authorized to conduct surgeries, and are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of college and 4 years of optometry school. Opticians are technicians trained in the designing, verifying and fitting of eyewear and other vision correcting devices; they use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye disease and may not test vision or write prescriptions for vision correction.

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Being a Optometrist

HolyMackerel72 I was just saying you're obviously not being a white knight! And yes I'm not an optometrist (huh?). hownottodraw: This stream is the same as going to an optometrist and being asked which image is clearer. Which rarely makes me want t. This stream is the same as going to an optometrist and being asked which image is clearer. Which rarely makes me want to buy a console..