Optometrist (3121)

Optometrists examine eyes to assess and diagnose ocular diseases and disorders. They prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and recommend treatments such as exercises to correct vision problems or ocular disorders. They work in private practice, clinics and community health centres. (National Occupational Classification)

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Optometry, but students may complete their required undergraduate study at the university before applying to an accredited program out of province. View the links below for a list of Canadian and U.S. schools.

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Exploring Optometry Education Options

Information for foreign-trained Optometrists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Date modified: April 9, 2019