​​Department of Optometry

An optometrist is a highly trained eye care professional. Optometrists are primary practitioners for most vision and ocular health concerns, and are trained to diagnose, manage and treat a multitude of visual health-related concerns, which include, but are not limited to the fitting and prescription of glasses and contact lenses, the diagnosis and treating (excluding surgery) of muscular abnormalities, treating minor ocular injuries, the diagnosis and treating of diseases such as glaucoma, and the diagnosis of others such as diabetic retinopathy. They perform comprehensive eye examinations and diagnose and treat many of the most common eye disorders, whether they are visual or physical. Information regarding study in this exciting field is available on this website.