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What is a Doctor of Optometry?
From the American Optometric Association: "Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye."
American Board of Opticianry / National Contact Lens Examiners
This site offers information for practicioners, but not much in the way of career information. Opticians are the men and women who fill prescriptions, issued by ophthalmologists and optometrists for corrective eyewear, including eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and ocular prostheses.
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