Similar to a surgeon or doctor specialising in a particular field of medicine, optometrists are also able to specialise in the type of optical services they deliver.
Whilst providing general optical services to their local community, they can also choose to undertake further education and training in one or more particular fields of optical treatment.
There are five key areas of specialisation as outlined below.
Behavioural Optometrists - predominantly working with children, behavioural optometrists work with families to develop a child's visual skills to enable them to grow and develop normally.
Low Vision Optometrists - optometrists providing specialty services to people with partial and severe vision loss.
Ortho-K Optometrists - optometrists prescribing specialty contact lenses that change the shape of the cornea during sleep so that the wearer can enjoy unaided, clear vision throughout the day.
Therapeutic Optometrists - optometrists who are approved to prescribe ocular therapeutics (medicines) for people with eye infections, eye disease and glaucoma.
Sports Vision Optometrists - optometrists who specialise in assessing an individual's visual functions in relation to their sports performance, prescribing sports specific corrective lenses and eyewear.
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