Optics

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Physics

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Optics

Optometrist"The Study of Optometry"

An optometrist examining a patient with a slit lamp biomicroscope

Description of Optometry

Optometry is a career which requiresphysics and biology. Optometry is thestudy of eyes. An optometrist is placedunder the medical work field. Anothercommon name for an Optometrist is,and "eye doctor". People recognizethis doctor because this doctor is the one that gives you prescriptions forglasses. Optometrists also give you,prescriptions for meidcation in case,you have a severe eye infection. The term "optometry" comes from the Greek words (opsis; "view") The root word opto, is a shortened form derived from the Greek word, ophthalmos, meaning, "eye."


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