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