When you're sick and need medication, you have it prescribed by your doctor and filled by your pharmacist, right? But can an optometrist prescribe medication? Optometrists are licensed doctors after all. The short answer is yes, optometrists can prescribe medication. However, optometrists have a very defined scope of practice that - surprise, surprise - revolves … Continue reading Can An Optometrist Prescribe Medication?
Bookmark this article now because it will be your one-stop shop for all the free continuing education for optometrists you can handle. Review of Optometry Review of Optometry is a fantastic resource, and not just for the free continuing education for optometrists. They've been putting out a monthly magazine since 2004 (available for free online … Continue reading Sources of Free Continuing Education For Optometrists
Being an optometrist can be a very rewarding career but it is not right for everybody. In this article I want to detail the downsides and benefits of being an optometrist to balance the overly rosy picture painted by optometry school websites and student outreach teams. I believe it is important for students to know … Continue reading The Downsides & Benefits of Being an Optometrist
What Is ODSP Today, we are going to learn about ODSP vision care benefits. So far in our series of provincial vision care benefits, we have covered OHIP. Let's see how the ODSP vision care benefits are going to unfold! ODSP or the Ontario Disability Support Program is a provincial social assistance service provided by … Continue reading A Guide to ODSP Vision Care Benefits
Experiencing eye problems is worrisome enough without the added problem of not knowing what type of doctor to see. "Should I see an optometrist or ophthalmologist" - This can often be the very first question that comes to mind. In this article, I will explain when to see an optometrist and when to see an … Continue reading Should You See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?
An optometrist salary is a complicated thing that depends on many different factors. You cannot simply query it in Google, find a figure and roll with it. You will not get an accurate figure! No offence to Neuvoo who calculated this figure. I'm sure they have solid data, but if you really want to know … Continue reading What Is An Optometrist Salary in Canada?
The Coronavirus has caused all non-essential services to shut down temporarily, and optometry clinics offering routine eye exams are included in that shut-down. Eventually, however, the ban will be lifted and optometrists will be able to re-open their clinics. Unfortunately, that does not mean it'll be back to business as usual. The coronavirus will still … Continue reading Is Your Optometrist Coronavirus Ready?
Are you thinking of becoming an optometrist or an optician? Well, you've come to the right place! On this website, you'll find tons of resources to help you along your journey. In this article, I will be detailing how to become an optometrist in Canada. Many Paths The first thing to understand is that there … Continue reading How To Become An Optometrist In Canada
Knowing what is on the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is the first step to preparing for it. This article will be an overview of the Optometry Admission Test intended to help you prepare and know what to expect. Optometry Admission Test Format The OAT entirely consists of multiple-choice questions. Questions have between 4 and 5 … Continue reading What Is On The Optometry Admission Test?
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) is the provincial health care plan funded by the Government of Ontario which covers many health expenses including eye exams. OHIP eye exam coverage is not universal, nor is it particularly straightforward. This article will be your guide to OHIP eye exam coverage. Who Should Know About OHIP Eye Exam … Continue reading A Guide to OHIP Eye Exam Coverage