About the Department
Optometrists perform vision tests & analyze results and diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, and eye diseases, such as glaucoma. They also prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other visual aids.
Sometimes optometrists discover eye conditions caused by systemic problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and refer their patients to other medical doctors. The scope for optometric practice in India and abroad is great and unlimited.