The optometrist is considered the "gatekeeper" of eye care professionals. These doctors concentrate on the optics of the eye. Through the best offerings in contact lenses, frames, lenses, and lens coatings, optometrists ease the patients' functions in their daily activities. Your optometrist will also monitor your eye health through vision screening and diagnosing eye diseases.
Optometrists can also treat red and pink eye, corneal abrasions, allergic eyes, foreign bodies in the eyes and more. They will also work with ophthalmologists to manage the pre- and post-operative aspects of refractive and cataract surgeries. Recently, they have been certified to treat glaucoma and inflammatory conditions.