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What is IOA's concept of optometry?

IOA is adopting the definition of optometry and optometrist of WCO/WHO
Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
Who can be called an optometrist?
The IOA Governing Board at the meeting in 29 -30 Nov 2014 agreed to adopt the broad competencies of dispensing, refracting, prescribing and the detection of disease/abnormality as being the minimum qualification is Diploma in Optometry along with 10+2 with Science from approved institutes/optometry schools by central or state government authorities of India is required for individuals to call themselves an optometrists.


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