Optometry is the diagnosis
and treatment of disease, optical deficiencies and deformities, and visual
and muscular irregularities as related to the human eye and adjacent
Optometrists are independent
primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage
diseases and disorders of the visual system.
optometrists treat these conditions?
Optometrists can prescribe
● Corrective lenses, contact
lenses, and low-vision rehabilitative devices
● Prism lenses and eye
exercises to correct eye-muscle imbalances
● Medical drugs for the
treatment of eye conditions
I use the services of an optometrist?
Eye pain, redness, blurred
vision, and complaints such as headaches or eyestrain after visual tasks are
common reasons individuals seek the services of an optometrist. Most of
these problems can be treated by the prescribing of eye drops or corrective
Is there a
usual age for a child to get his or her first eye exam?
Your baby's eyes should be
examined for signs of congenital eye problems. These are rare, but early
diagnosis and treatment are important to your child's development.
Generally, children should
have their first thorough eye exam at six months of age to determine if
there are any visual problems. A more comprehensive examination should be
performed when the child is three years of age, and again before the child
begins school. Unusual signs or symptoms should prompt earlier and more