Optometrists are eye care professionals dealing with vision care. The course curriculum trains the students in human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and physical and geometric optics, instrumentation related to optometry, occupational and dispensing optometry and systemic and ocular diseases and optics.
Optometry is an autonomous, primary health care profession which is concerned with vision care. They determine refractive error and prescribe appropriate corrections. They also are involved with diagnosis and management of several ocular problems. Optometrist can either practice independently or work with an ophthalmologist in clinics and hospitals. They can also work at optical establishments.