Applicant provides general optometric services, which would include refraction, dilation, biometry measurements, contact lens fitting services, and acute and chronic eye disease management for patients at the Cherokee Indian Hospital and outlying clinics. Responsible for a full range of clinical optometric diagnosis and treatment for all of the most prevalent types of vision dysfunctions, with special emphasis on the geriatric patients needs such as diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma and the detection/referral of patients with ocular disease or ocular manifestations of systemic disease such as carotid disease.
Independently perform the full range of optometric procedures and instrumentation techniques with little or no guidance or consultation. They perform such duties as:
Scope and Effect
The purpose of the work is to provide optometry care to patients throughout various wards and clinics of the hospital using standard equipment and treatment. The work contributes to the further treatment provided by the physicians and nurses.