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Job Description:

  • 1) Examines eyes to determine nature and degree of vision problem or eye disease and prescribes corrective lenses or procedures: Examines eyes and performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, such as glaucoma and color blindness.

  • 2) Prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.

  • 3) Consults with and refers patients to OPHTHALMOLOGIST or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.

  • 4) May prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.

  • 5) May specialize in type of services provided, such as contact lenses, low vision aids or vision therapy, or in treatment of specific groups, such as children or elderly patients.

  • 6) May conduct research, instruct in college or university, act as consultant, or work in public health field.




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DOT:   079.101-018

Job Number: 6978