Optometrists


Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.
Also called: Chief, Optometry Service; Doctor of Optometry (OD); Optometrist; Optometrist, Owner

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • First Insight MaximEyes
  • HealthLine Systems Eyecom
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks

Education:

    doctoral degree
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