Optometrists examine patients eyes to detect disease or other conditions, test their eye sight, prescribe glasses or contact lenses and refer patients to other specialists for further treatment if necessary.
A degree in optometry followed by a one year paid, supervised work experience with a registered optometrist which will allow you to register with the General Optical Council.
If you're already working as a dispensing optician, you'll need to complete an optometry degree and pre-registration year.
- The ability to analyse scientific and mathematical data
- Good concentration
- Precision and attention to detail
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to maintain concentration
- Ability to put people at ease
- Adaptability - to new technologies and techniques
£26,000 to £82,000