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What is Optometry
The following are the activities in brief performed by an optometrist :
Case History : A detailed case history is taken by an optometrist before the eye examination. A good case history includes the status of the general health, family history and known drug allergies.

Refraction : following a detailed history the optometrist performs refraction, a test done to assess the eye for visual defects.
 
 
Testing of the front of the eye : After refraction, examination of the front of the eye is performed. Diagnosis of eye diseases is an important aspect of optometric practice. Examination of the front of the eye is done using an instrument known as the slit-lamp biomicroscope.
Testing of the back of the eye : After the examination of the front of the eye, fundus examination is performed. This is to assess the status of the back of the eye. It is performed using two different instruments known as the direct and indirect ophthalmoscope. Systemic diseases like diabetes and hyper tension can manisfest changes in the eye which are detected with the above tests.
Color vision : is a test used to test the perception of colors. it is an important test to procure a driving licence. It is also a prerequisite for certain occupations. 

Eye pressure : recording of the eye pressure completes a detailed eye examination performed in day to day optometric practice.
Apart from day to day practice an optometrist also conducts special clinics.
I. Contact lens clinic
Kerotometry : Kerotometry is the measurement of the curvature of the cornea which is the key requirement for the fitting of contact lenses. 


Fitting of contact lenses : Contact lens manufacturers across the world are bringing in new products every day to India. Expertise is required to dispense these lenses. A qualified optometrist is trained to fit all kinds of contact lenses.
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  • The Optometric Education Society (O E S) Lotus College of Optometry was established in the year 2000, by Late Shree Naval P.Baliwalla, as Mumbai’s first four year degree program in Optometry. It is a unit of the Optometric Education Society, a government registere ...

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