Optometrists receive a Doctor of Optometry to engage in the practice of optometry. They examine people’s eyes and related visual components in the body. This involves conducting regular vision checks as well as diagnosing and treating injuries or illnesses.
Optometrists work almost exclusively in optometry or related health offices. Many optometrists are self-employed. Choosing to be an optometrist is a long-term career choice as the average optician has 22 years of experience.