OPTOMETRIST

An OPTOMETRIST, also known as an OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, is a CARE PROFESSIONAL who is registered with the General Optical Council to practise in the United Kingdom.

Description

An OPTOMETRIST, also known as an  OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, is a CARE PROFESSIONAL who is registered with the General Optical Council to practise in the United Kingdom.

An OPTOMETRIST examines eyes, tests sight and prescribes spectacles or contact lenses for those who need them. They also fit spectacles or contact lenses, give advice on visual problems and detect any ocular disease or abnormality, referring the PATIENT to a medical practitioner if necessary.

OPTOMETRISTS  may also share the care of PATIENTS who have chronic ophthalmic conditions with a medical practitioner. Once qualified, OPTOMETRISTS can undertake further training to specialise in certain eye treatment by therapeutic drugs.

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL PATIENT STATUS references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element CARE PROFESSIONAL (JOB ROLE CODE) references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element CARE PROFESSIONAL JOB ROLE CODE (COMPLETING NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ADMISSION FORM) references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element CARE PROFESSIONAL JOB ROLE CODE (TWO YEAR NEONATAL OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute CARE PROFESSIONAL TYPE references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element DECISION TO REFER DATE (CANCER OR BREAST SYMPTOMS) references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute GENERAL OPTICAL COUNCIL NUMBER references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute JOB ROLE CODE references in description OPTOMETRIST
Class OPTOMETRIST references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description OPTOMETRIST
NHS Business Definition Regulatory Body references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description OPTOMETRIST
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS (NON PRIMARY CANCER PATHWAY) references in description OPTOMETRIST
Attribute TWO WEEK WAIT CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL TYPE references in description OPTOMETRIST

Also Known As

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN
Formerly OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN
Plural OPTOMETRISTS