What is an Optometrist?

An optometrist is in eye care professional specialising in vision correction using spectacles, contact lenses and specific eye exercises to provide clear comfortable and efficient vision.

The primary role of an Optometrist is performing eye examinations and dispensed spectacles and contact lenses. However, as vision can also be affected by eye diseases, optometrists have an in-depth knowledge of eye diseases and those with therapeutically endorsed are able to provide treatment by prescribing therapeutic drugs.