Summary Optometrist near Toronto (ON)
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Optometrists examine eyes to assess and diagnose ocular diseases and disorders. They 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, hospitals, clinics, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, the optical industry, government, and universities .
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- 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
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