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.
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.