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optometrist

Description

Code

2267.1

Description

Optometrists examine and test eyes to identify abnormalities, visual problems, or disease. They prescribe and fit lenses such as spectacles and contacts, and offer advice on visual problems. They may also refer patients to a medical practitioner. Their scope of practice and title varies according to national regulations.

Alternative Labels

specialist in optometry

optometrist

expert optometrist

optometry practitioner

ophthalmic optician

optometric expert

specialist optometrist

practitioner of optometry

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences