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BLOG: Disease management programs for eye care

August 28, 2015

The fundamental unit of eye care for optometrists has traditionally been the eye examination. This speaks to the roots of our profession of measuring the refractive status of each eye and providing vision correction in the form of glasses or contact lenses.

We started out as a profession that provided the refraction as our primary service. Many of the optometrists of my dad’s generation did not even use the term “eye examination,” but rather just referred to their encounters with patients as “refractions.” Any testing other than the refraction or testing of binocular vision was considered just an eye health screening and provided as a courtesy.

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