Education: Graduate from a school or college approved by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association.
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as an optometrist.
Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment for those suffering from diseases, injuries, or disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions.
Promote prevention and wellness, vision conservation, education and training activities, vision screenings, and positive eye and vision health behaviors.
Conduct vision research in a problem area of considerable scope and complexity which requires novel approaches and which results in answers to important questions or important changes in existing methods and techniques.
Advise and make professional clinical recommendations as to courses of action on problems and considerations of national scope in all areas of optometry.
Provide full spectrum of clinical services to treat the most complex optometric related patient conditions.