Optometrists diagnose and treat eye problems, diseases, and injuries. Most work in an office.


Optometrists need:

· excellent hand and finger use

· verbal skills

· problem solving skills

· an understanding of patterns

· to pay attention to detail


Optometrists usually need a doctoral degree which takes four years in addition to a bachelor’s degree. They must also take an exam to get a license to practice in certain states.


An optometrist may use different technologies for eye testing including a tonometer, phoropter, retinoscope, autorefractor, retinal camera, ophthalmoscope, and more.

Salary/Job Outlook

The average salary of an optometrist is $115,250. New job opportunities are expected in the future due to people getting older and needing an eye doctor.