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Optometrists  (NOC 3121)
North Shore Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Optometrists examine eyes, prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and recommend treatments such as exercises to correct vision problems or ocular disorders. They work in private practice, clinics and community health centres.

doctor of optometry, optometrist.

Optometrists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Examine patients' eyes, conduct tests and use ophthalmoscopes, biomicroscopes and other specialized instruments to determine visual efficiency
  • Prescribe treatment (excluding surgery) to conserve, improve and correct vision and other ocular disorders
  • Prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, educate and counsel patients on contact lens use and care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements, working distances and safety factors
  • Refer patients to ophthalmologists or other physicians and surgeons for treatment of ocular or other diseases or conditions.

Optometrists may specialize in fitting visual aids for people who are partially blind, fitting contact lenses or correcting special vision problems.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Truro, Amherst, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pictou, Springhill, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville

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Outlook & Prospects for Optometrists in North Shore Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Optometrists in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014 Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014 Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
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