Clinical Optometry

Clinical optometry defines the practice of diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye to improve vision in a clinic or similar setting. Doctors of optometry use special instruments to measure defects in vision and prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct deficiencies. They may also perform minor surgeries to remove foreign bodies from an eye and suggest exercises to improve the way eyes function.During a clinical optometry examination, the doctor measures the patient’s ability to see objects at various distances, along with the ability to see color and light. An optometrist also looks for injury or disease that might be linked to declining eyesight. He or she typically measures pressure in the eye to detect glaucoma, a common disorder as people age, where too much fluid builds up in the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma could cause blindness.Clinical optometry includes observation for cataracts, a condition marked by clouded lenses. Cataracts might cause vision loss and is also related to aging. If this disorder is discovered, the optometrist commonly refers patients to an ophthalmologist for surgery to remove cataracts. An optometrist also refers patients to medical doctors and specialists for other diseases or injuries that affect vision. During a clinical optometry examination, the doctor measures the patient’s peripheral vision and looks at the shape of the retina. He or she might diagnose astigmatism caused by curvature of the retina and prescribe corrective lenses to improve eyesight. If the patient prefers contact lenses, the doctor typically counsels the patient on their use to prevent infection.

    Related Conference of Clinical Optometry

    August 21-23, 2017

    International Conference on Eye and Vision

    Toronto,Canada
    August 24-25, 2018

    17thAsia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

    Tokyo, Japan
    September 18-20, 2017

    16th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

    Hilton Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
    September 25-26, 2017

    11th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

    JW Marriott Dubai, UAE
    October 23-25, 2017

    2nd International Conference on Ophthalmology

    Osaka, Japan
    November 2 - 4, 2017

    17th Global Ophthalmology, Optometry and Glaucoma Conference

    Bangkok, Thailand
    December 04-06, 2017

    18th European Ophthalmology Congress

    Rome, Italy
    March 21-22, 2018

    International Meeting on Neuro-Ophthalmology and Vision Science

    Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian, Bali, Indonesia
    March 22-23, 2018

    3rd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress

    London, UK
    February 26-27, 2018

    19th Global Ophthalmology Summit

    Berlin, Germany
    May 24-25, 2018

    International Conference on Ophthalmic Surgery

    Osaka, Japan
    July 26-27, 2018

    International Conference on Cataract & Refractive Surgery

    Melbourne, Australia
    August 29-30, 2018

    Global Meeting and Expo on Vision Science

    Zurich, Switzerland
    Sept 26-27, 2018

    18th World Congress on Optometry and Vision Science

    Montreal, Canada

    Clinical Optometry Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in