Skills Optometrist near Toronto (ON)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an optometrist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Optometrists (NOC 31111).


  • Examine patients' eyes, conduct tests and use specialized instruments to determine visual efficiency
  • Hire and train staff
  • Prescribe treatment to conserve, improve and correct vision and other ocular disorders
  • Administer budget
  • Prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and counsel on use and care
  • Counsel patients on visual hygiene, lighting arrangements, working distances and safety factors
  • Supervise staff
  • Refer patients to ophthalmologists or other physicians and surgeons when ocular or other diseases are found

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Projecting Outcomes
  • Examining and Diagnosing
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Treating People/Animals
Communication Help - Communication
  • Liaising and Networking
  • Teaching and Training
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Interviewing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment


Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Client Service
Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Medicine
  • Therapy and Counselling
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