The Three O’s In Optometry

The term “optometry” derives from the Greek words “Opsis” and “Metron,” with “Opsis” signifying “view” and “metron” translating to “measure.” In essence, optometry pertains to the measurement of vision.

According to the World Council of Optometry (WCO), “Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of diseases in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.”

Now, let’s delve into the roles and significance of the three Os in optometry, namely Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians, within the realm of eye care services.

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