Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.
Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.
Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.
Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness.
Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.
Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.
Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.
Provide patients undergoing eye surgeries, such as cataract and laser vision correction, with pre- and post-operative care.
Provide vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation.
Remove foreign bodies from the eye