Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.
American Optometric Association (AOA), approved by the AOA’s Board of Trustees, June 21, 2005. [7/1/2006: definition modified]
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Optometrist
152WC0802XOptometrist (Corneal and Contact Management)
152WL0500XOptometrist (Low Vision Rehabilitation)
152WS0006XOptometrist (Sports Vision)
152WV0400XOptometrist (Vision Therapy)
152WX0102XOptometrist (Occupational Vision)
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