A specialty so widespread abroad and still so unknown in Greece
Optometry is the science that deals with the function of vision.
Optometrists are the professionals who quantitatively and qualitatively measure vision as well as the way in which it is interpreted and used from each person.
According to the definition of the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO): “Optometry is an autonomous profession in the field of health, which requires training and is governed by certain rules, i.e. practiced exclusively by graduates of recognized schools who have secured a license to practice the profession. Optometrists practice primary health care of the eye and vision, which includes refraction (and prescription), the selection and processing of appropriate “refractive aids”, the diagnosis and management of eye diseases.
Vision participates in every human activity and therefore visual dysfunctions can be expressed through movement, learning, body posture, thinking and behavior.
Optometrists can diagnose, restore or even correct vision impairments with glasses, lenses, filters, visual aids or visual training/vision therapy programs.