Choosing a qualified provider to care for your eyes is essential to identifying and addressing eye health and vision problems early.
Who Are Optometrists?
An optometrist is a health care professional trained and state-licensed to provide primary eye care services. These services include comprehensive eye health and vision examinations; diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and vision disorders; the detection of general health problems; the prescribing of glasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy and medications; the performing of certain surgical procedures; and the counseling of patients regarding their surgical alternatives and vision needs as related to their occupations, avocations and lifestyle.
(Source: American Optometric Association)
In Texas, an optometrist must complete a pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university, four years of professional education at a college of optometry, and pass a licensing exam.
ABOUT FOCUS TEXAS
Focus Texas is a group of concerned citizens, patients, and doctors who are dedicated to the sole purpose of putting the eye care of Texans first.
PUBLIC & CHILDREN’S HEALTH
Caring for your eye health starts at birth and lasts a lifetime. It’s more important than ever to ensure you and your family are taking proper steps to protection your eye health and vision.
Today, we have more options than ever to care for our eyes. When is it sufficient to choose telehealth over in-person eye care?