Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Concern for Others * Analytical Thinking * Cooperation * Self Control * Social Orientation * Achievement/Effort * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Examine eyes, using observation, instruments, and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus, and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, such as glaucoma or color blindness. * Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids. * Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Chief, Optometry Service, Doctor of Optometry (OD), Eye Clinic Manager, Optometrist, Optometrist, Owner, Optometrist, President/Practice Owner, Optometrist/Practice Owner, Optometry Doctor (OD).