About Optometry

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) defines Optometry as a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed or registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.

An optometrist is an independent primary health care provider who examines, diagnoses, treats and manages diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures. Among the services optometrists render are: prescribing glasses and contact lenses, rehabilitation of the visually impaired, and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases.

 History of Optometry 

Learn more about the history of optometry and how it came to be what we know today. Read here...

 Importance of Optometry 

Learn the importance of why optometry is important in eliminating avoidable blindness and the role optometrists have in the society. Read here...

 Career and Scope 

This section focuses on the scopes and the opportunities of optometry that awaits you. It also informs you about the future specialities you can choose within the profession. Read here...