Optometry is about training as a optometrist.

An optometrist treats people for eye illnesses and injuries as well as treating their vision problems, and may also do optometry research.

Training as a optometrist involves learning to examine patients' eyes, diagnose vision problems, and treat them.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!), and some require registration.

  • Private-practice optometrist
  • Hospital optometrist
  • Optical technician
  • Dispensing optician
  • Optometry researcher
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Technician
  • Science teacher
  • Academic

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