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About Optometry

Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Optometrists (also known as ophthalmic opticians outside the United States and Canada or optometric physicians in some states are trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision, and in some countries are trained to diagnose and treat various eye diseases. In the United States, Canada, Nigeria and Ghana, optometrists are called doctors of optometry and are held to the same legal standards as any physician whereas, for example, in the UK they are regulated by the 1989 Opticians Act and specifically distinguished from medical practitioners. In all U.S. states optometrists are licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye through topical diagnostic and therapeutic drugs,and oral drugs in 48 of the 50 states.Doctors of optometry are also able to perform certain types of laser surgery in some states. In other countries, patients are referred to medical practitioners, such as ophthalmologists, neurologists, and general medical practitioners, for further treatment or investigation.

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1414 Kuhl Ave Orlando, FL 32806,Orlando
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