Primary Eye Care
Adults eye treatments and surgeries
Eye surgery is used to treat a variety of conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, detached retinas, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, and nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Geriatrics refers to medical care for older adults, an age group that is not easy to define precisely. Gerontology is the study of aging, including biologic, sociologic, and psychologic changes. “Older” is preferred over "elderly," but both terms are equally imprecise. It is important to avoid terms and attitudes that suggest bias against older people (ageism).
Working in a small independent optometrists or for a large national organisation, you'll be carrying out eye examinations, giving advice on visual problems and prescribing glasses, contact lenses and low vision aids. You'll also be trained to detect eye disease and underlying health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.