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Optometry is a specialty that is at the frontline of eye and vision care. Optometrists are essential health care providers as they diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. They also play a major role in a patient's overall health and well-being as they can detect, diagnose, and treat systemic diseases through their presentation in the eye.

What does an Optometrist do?

  • Prescribes medications and corrective lenses
  • Counsels patients regarding surgical and non-surgical options that meet their visual needs

Please note that Idaho State University does not have a optometry program, however Idaho State University is a great institution to attend for preparing to apply to optometry schools.

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