Optometry is a primary health care profession, related with the preventation & remediation of disorder of the vision system through examination, diagnosis, treatment, management of the visual efficiency & eye health as well as the recognition & diagnosis of related systemic manifestation of visual disorders.
Optometry’s more specialized services included opthalmic contact lens therapy, regular lens therapy , low vision therapy, vision rehabilitive therapy, developmental vision therapy electrophysiological diagnostic procedures, management of ocular pathology & consultation with other professionals in the field of child development, remedial reading, education & special education, illuminating engineering, clinical psychology & highway safety and other health care practitioners.
Optometrist is an important personnel in the field of visual sciences, who can relieve the highly qualified eye surgeon’s pre- assessment-before surgery & post-assessment-after surgery. An eye surgeon’s need the help of optometrist for all important work as refraction, opthalmic exercise, hygiene of eye, orthoptic exercise etc. & reduce the work of eye surgeon. Thus the optometrist personnel knowns all about the care of eye, as follows:-
- An optometrist can check the eye for any visual defect.
- Testing to discover if different lenses are needed for reading.
- Examining the inside of your eye to insure it is healthy.
- Examining the front of the eye.
- Checking the pressure of your eye which is important if glaucoma as suspected.
- Colours vision may also be checked.
- Secure in the knowledge that your eye are healthy & vision is good.
In India there are a large number of persons without without any specific training about the eye, they are prescribing & dispensing spectacles without expertise in a business like manner, which is illegal & it is a penal offence. The object of this course is to develop manpower, which could be utilized for the implementation of national programme of visual impairment & control of blindness, as well as to fulfill the need of human being and to Goverment services, Private Hospitals, Private Practitioner, Optical Shop to open factory of frames, lenses, Opthalmic materials, and also open an eye clinic in Collaboration with a ophthalmologist & work as assistant.