With millions of Australians suffering from visual impairments that range from complete blindness to slightly impaired vision it is no surprise that an entire industry has been established to treat these needs. Perhaps the two most important roles in this industry are those of an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, but unless you are quite familiar with their qualifications and described purposes you may not know the difference. It is important to know which one you need and what to expect when you have an appointment with one.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Matthew, and my blog focuses on everything related to optometry, with an emphasis on making the most of your vision consultations with your optometrists. Although I am not an optometrist, I have been involved in the industry for years as a glasses wearer. I hope that the facts, ideas and range of posts about optometry here help you, and if you share them, I hope they help your friends as well. When I'm not typing on a computer, I love to do woodworking, ski, read, follow politics and spend time with my family.