Talk to your optometrist and they’ll ask about the health of your eyes or other general conditions you’ve had recently. Also, it is important for them to know if you wear contacts or glasses. Optometrists also can perform an eye exam and examine the eyes of a patient to see if glasses are required. More than your eyes, during an eye exam, the optometrist may also be able to detect indications of another disease such as high blood pressure. An optometrist is able to help choose the right glasses for your vision is changing.
As an optometrist one must complete a course of study lasting four years. In this time you be taught to recognize eye health. After four years optometrists have the option in their studies to obtain additional credentials. Optometrists don’t only work as doctors. Optometrists are also involved in research and spend their time studying new diseases and methods to treat them.