You must be wondering what Optometry course is all about. Ophthalmology is a discipline that focuses on eye care. Topics such as eye examination, vision defects, ocular diseases,corrective surgery, optics etc.are covered in this discipline. The post of ‘Ophthalmologist (EyeDoctor, as laymen call it)’ is the highest available job profile in this field. Diploma in Optometry professionals are trained to assist and work under Ophthalmologists.
The course trains students in areas such as examining patients, basic treatment of vision problems, work on eye testing and other ophthalmic equipments, monitoring patients, prescribing and dispensing spectacles and contact lenses and optometry practices.
In short, Dopt professionals are qualified to take care of technical aspects and primary vision care activities. They may work under Ophthalmologists and assist them in various ways. For example- record keeping, vision test/examination, dispensing optics, front office activities etc.