2267-Optometrists and Ophthalmic Opticians

Job Title: 

Optometrists and Ophthalmic Opticians

Job Description: 

Optometrists and ophthalmic opticians provide diagnosis, management and treatment services for disorders of the eyes and visual system. They counsel on eye care and prescribe optical aids or other therapies for visual disturbance.


Advising on visual health matters such as contact lens care, vision care for the elderly, optics, visual ergonomics, and occupational and industrial eye safety

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

909 - Optometry

Specific Occupations: 

226701 - Optometrist
Description : Performs eye examinations and vision tests to determine the presence of visual, ocular and other abnormalities, ocular diseases and systemic diseases with ocular manifestations, and prescribes lenses, other optical aids, therapy and medication to correct and manage vision problems and eye diseases.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Oculist

226702 - Orthoptist
Description : Diagnoses and manages eye movement disorders and associated sensory deficiencies.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa