Optometric and Ophthalmic Services

Optometric and ophthalmic service providers diagnose and treat vision disorders and eye diseases. Optometrists, ophthalmologists and their assistants usually work in private practice or at hospitals and clinics. Read on to explore academic and career options in this field.

Inside Optometric and Ophthalmic Services

Both optometry and ophthalmology are concerned with the health of the human visual system. Optometry focuses on assessing visual health and correcting vision problems with lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmology deals with diagnosing and curing eye diseases through surgery and medication.

Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists by conducting eye tests, measuring patients' vision and showing people how to use contact lenses. Optometric assistants conduct many of the same tasks, working with optometrists. Ophthalmic laboratory technicians make eyeglasses, contact lenses and other optical goods.

Optometric and Ophthalmic Services Related Articles

  • Audiology Graduate Programs in Texas

    Several schools in Texas, including those in Austin and Dallas, offer graduate programs in audiology with hands-on learning. Learn details...

  • Best Military Colleges in Virginia

    There are three military colleges in the state of Virginia. They educate and train students in leadership skills and military regulations....

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • Master of Healthcare Administration
    • MS in Nursing
    • BS in Health Science
    • BS in Healthcare Administration

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
    • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    • MBA: Health Systems Management
    • MS in Health Care Administration
    • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
    • BS in Health Care Administration

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MBA - Healthcare Administration
    • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Administration

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Pre-Physician Assistant
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • BS Health Science (Post PTA)
    • BS Health Science
    • BS Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
    • Associate of Science in Health Science
    • Associate of Science in Health Science - Pre-Nursing
    • Associate of Science in Health Science - Pre-Pharmacy
    • AS Health Science
    • AS Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy)
    • AS Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
    • CERT Computed Tomography

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What year did you graduate high school?

    • MBA Healthcare Administration

    What is your highest level of education?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?