Optometry is a regulated healthcare profession concerned with eyecare, vision and visual systems. Optometrists are primary healthcare practitioners trained to prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids to improve vision. They also diagnose and treat diseases of the eye.

Dispensing optician

Dispensing opticians advise on, supply and fit glasses, and other optical aids to meet their patients' requirements.


Optometrists carry out examinations of the eye to assess the ocular health of their patients.