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
Should You See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?
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?
What Is An Optometrist Salary in Canada?
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?
Is Your Optometrist Coronavirus Ready?
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?
How To Become An Optometrist In Canada
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 Who Can Wear Contact Lenses
Can everyone wear contact lenses? No. There are definitely some people who can't wear contact lenses, but in this article, I will discuss the kinds of people who can wear contact lenses. Not only that, but there are some people for whom contact lenses are the best option for their vision, and I will go … Continue reading Knowing Who Can Wear Contact Lenses
Choosing Your Field of Study
Choosing your field of study, or more specifically, choosing what to take on as your career, can be one of the hardest decisions anyone has to make in life. No matter what stage of life you are in, it is worth taking some time to get to know yourself better. This is called self-awareness, and … Continue reading Choosing Your Field of Study
What is Optometry?
Optometry Definition In a neat little sentence, you could say that: Optometry is a regulated health care profession whose practitioners are responsible for examining the eyes in order to diagnose, treat, and/or prevent disorders of the visual system. OK, boooring… right? Wrong! Sure, optometrists do all the typical things that you think they do. They … Continue reading What is Optometry?
What is Opticianry?
Opticianry is an exciting field of study, as it touches on a variety of topics, from hard and soft sciences to design and art. However, if we define the word "Opticianry" in itself, it is the practical study of light and its properties (i.e. optics), as applied to correct problems associated with the human visual … Continue reading What is Opticianry?