Optometrist Jobs in Australia
An Optometrist is a health care professional who is formally qualified and licensed to provide primary eye care services.

An Optometrist’s job may include:

  • examination and diagnosis of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases
  • diagnosis of related body wide conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that may affect the eyes
  • examination, diagnosis and treatment of visual conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
  • to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, rehabilitation and medications as well as perform minor surgical procedures such as the removal of foreign bodies
  • working with other health professionals to co-manage patients when required
  • prescribing therapeutic drugs
  • monitor patients' vision and ocular health with the use of computerised vision tests
  • eye screenings for the purposes of determining occupational fitness, or fitness to drive

Optometrists also provide preoperative and postoperative care to patients undergoing laser vision correction or other eye surgery.

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