From vision, eye and general health needs, through to framing a change of look, no one can provide the scope of services and health care that doctors of optometry deliver.
As doctors of optometry, we are trained to the utmost standards. Most optometrists have earned a four-year Bachelor of Science degree or higher, followed by four years of professional study at a university-based school of optometry. Ongoing continuing education requirements ensure we remain current on eye health issues and technological advancements.
Our recommended treatments for patients can include eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids, eye coordination exercises, drug therapies, or referrals to appropriate specialists for advanced medical, surgical or laser treatments. In addition to prescribing glasses and contacts, most doctors of optometry can also prescribe medication to treat infections, inflammations and allergies. We can treat eye injuries, including removing foreign bodies. We assess unusual or sudden vision changes and various conditions causing eye pain and, when necessary, we will provide referrals to other specialists.
If you have an eye-related emergency, contact your doctor of optometry. We can often see you on the same day.