Frequently Asked Questions On Doctors of Optometry

What is a Doctor of Optometry?

Doctors of Optometry are highly skilled and knowledgeable health care practitioners who examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage
and correct diseases and disorders of the human visual system, the eye and its associated structures. They currently provide the majority
of eye and vision care in Alberta. In addition, optometrists play a major role in a patient’s overall health and well-being by collaborating
and communicating with physicians and other health care practitioners when ocular signs of systemic diseases (such as diabetes and
hypertension) are observed during regular comprehensive optometric eye examinations.