Sight is one of our most precious and valuable senses, making the the care of our eyes among our biggest health priorities. As an optometrists, also known as doctor of optometry (OD), you use special equipment and a keen eye to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases while testing patients for visual acuity, focus, depth and color perception.
Although your training as an optometrist finds you prescribing and dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses, it can also provide vision therapy and, in some cases, rehabilitation as well, analyzing and testing results as you develop treatment plans. In the recent past, many optometrists have also become experts in laser vision correction, freeing many of patients from their glasses or contacts entirely.
California requires that optometrists be licensed through the California State Board of Optometry after having received a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and having passed exams at the national, regional, state and local clinical board levels as well.
As with other health care practitioners who deal with the human condition, your optometry license can come under attack for purported misdiagnoses, standards of care, unexpected outcomes, etc. A qualified license attorney can go a long way in helping you keep your license and stay in business. For more information on how a seasoned license attorney at Rose Law can help, call us at (916) 273-1260.