With so many contact lens materials, parameters and modalities available today, it is important that eye care practitioner must take a systematic approach to patient training during the initial contact lens evaluation.
Optical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the present scenario. When Optometrist have opportunities to get specialized in this particular field they will have increased opportunities to work in leading optical outlets, branded lens companies , work in hospital based optical outlets and will be qualified to run a optical shop.
Fellowship in Clinical optometry defines the practice of diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye to improve vision in a Hospital or similar setting. A fellow in Clinical Optometry can use special instruments to measure defects in vision and prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct deficiencies. They may also suggest exercises to improve the way eyes function.
Strabismus is diagnosed during an eye examination and variety of tests can help to detect strabismus. This fellowship is characterized by a broad exposure to clinical material and problem situations and can be tailored somewhat to fit special needs or interests of the optometrist.
Healthy eyes and vision are especially important for infants and children. The visual skills developed during early life set the foundation for future learning. Early detection of vision problems is critical to helping young people achieve their full potential. Pediatric optometry deals with eye issues related to children. Examination of children for vision and its related may be impossible for an ordinary optometrist in a single visit to complete all the tests. An optometrist specialized in Pediatric Optometry can perform well there
Low vision rehabilitation should be considered part of the continuum of eye care. This One year fellowship program aims to train Optometrists to become experts in low vision rehabilitation.
If optometrists are to provide care to the elderly as they must, it is imperative that every optometrist receive formal training in geriatric optometry. As eye care specialists, we have the choice to keep our elderly empowered, independent and healthy. Indian Academy of Optometry introducing fellowship in Geriatric Optometry which include high quality training and professional certifications