WE ARE AN OPTOMETRIST
“Working Today For A Better Vision Tomorrow”. We are professionally an optometrist and truly believe in philanthropic work. we believe in good communication and interaction with a public & focus on telemedicine.
WHO IS AN OPTOMETRIST?
Optometry is a health care profession which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Traditionally, the field of optometry began with the primary focus of correcting refractive error through the use of spectacles. Modern-day optometry, however, has evolved through time so that the educational curriculum additionally includes intensive medical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease in countries where the profession is established and regulated.
Optometrists are considered to be the primary doctor for eye care. Optometrists can diagnose such problems as nearsightedness, farsightedness and age-related presbyopia which is a condition all adults face starting in their 40’s and 50’s. The optometrist also plays an important role in the health of the ocular system. They can diagnose and often treat such blindness-causing diseases as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 285 million people suffer from moderate to severe vision loss with 39 million considered blind. Of these, 123 million (43%) have uncorrected distance refractive errors.
In addition, there are 517 million people with near vision impairment due to uncorrected presbyopia. Uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of visual impairment globally which places a financial burden on the economy, is a significant contributing factor to poverty and is avoidable.
“Optometrists are independent primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.” (definition adopted by the American Optometric Association)
Today, Optometrist provides vision care to more people. Conditions typically treated by Optometrist include:
· Visual skills problems such as the effective ability to move, align, fixate and focus the ocular mechanism as in reading, driving, computer use, hobbies, etc.
· The inability to properly process and interpret visual information such as in problems of perception, visualization, and retention as in the learning task.
· Poor vision-body coordination as one interacts with the environment such as in sports, occupations, or just everyday special judgments.
· Clarity problems, be they simple near or farsightedness or the complications due to the aging process, disease, accidents or malfunction.
· Diseases and disorders of the eye such as corneal abrasions/ulcers/ infections, glaucoma and the management of other ocular diseases and conditions.