An eye care professional is an individual who provides a service related to the eyes, vision or eye care. Eye care is a general term that can refer to any healthcare worker involved in eye care, from one with a small amount of post-secondary training to practitioners with a doctoral level of education.
Eye care is the provision of appropriate, accessible, and affordable care that meets patients’ eye care needs in a comprehensive and competent manner. Eye care provides the patient with the first contact for eye care as well as a lifetime of continuing care.
Eye care services are integrated to meet the needs of patients from a single source so patients receive quality, efficient eye care that is coordinated with general health care services. Competent and expert management and decision-making are critical in promoting the quality and efficiency of eye care.
Eye care services include: