Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.

*Have a high school diploma or GED

*Complete three or more years of pre-optometry education graduate from an optometry program

*Have a license

Optometrist Earn $95,980 per year

Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, optometrists:

*Have a high level of social contact. They work closely with patients.

*Always work indoors.

*Must be very exact in their work. Errors could seriously injure patients or prevent them from seeing as well as they could.

*Generally work a standard 40-hour week.

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