STEM careers in optometry
What is optometry?
It takes a pretty special kind of person to make it as an optometrist
What could be more important than a career looking after people’s eyes?
It’s not surprising that sight is the sense that 84% of people say they fear losing – the world we live in today is fast moving, and the way we all communicate is increasingly visual. Optometrists care for the health of their patients’ eyes, giving advice and prescribing glasses or contact lenses where they’re needed.
Part of a team of frontline health care experts, you’ll need to keep up with the latest technological and clinical advances and you’ll be able to specialise further in areas that really interest you. So optometry is about much more than prescribing glasses and contact lenses – you’re an expert who can make a real difference to the quality of life of people in the communities you work in.