Optometrists may practice independently, or in collaboration with other specialists. Optometry is a health care profession,
and optometrists are primary health care practitioners of the eye, who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes:
Manage his or her own eye clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit
Contribute to eye tests, contact lenses, Ocular exercises
Collaborate with opticians, ophthalmologists, lens manufacturers
Prescribing glasses, contact lenses and low vision aids
Vision screening at schools and in industries
Early detection/diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system
Providing non-surgical intervention for specific binocular vision problems like squint
Provide optometric counseling to patients with partial sight and hereditary vision defect.
Optometrists offer counseling services on preventive eye and vision care and collaborate with other health disciplines including ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and other health sciences.