Optometry

Lauren Bruehl, a UW-Madison alumnus, performing a refraction at the Southern College of Optometry.

Lauren Bruehl, a UW-Madison alumnus, performing a refraction at the Southern College of Optometry.

According to the American Optometric Association, “Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.”