ERIC Number: ED085515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Optometry Today: The Vision Care Profession. Revised Edition.
American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.
Included in this booklet are facts about optometry which would be helpful for those considering entering the profession. The need for optometry, its history, accredited schools, distribution of manpower, and what the optometrist does are outlined. Over one-third of the booklet is a "Profile of a Profession" which discusses specialized optometric services (care of children with learning disabilities, care of the aged, rehabilitation of the partially sighted, contact lenses, environmental vision), optometric research, types of practice and delivery systems, optometry in the armed forces, and the professional organization, the American Optometric Association. A final section indicates the current and projected need for optometrists and colleges of optometry as well as changes and trends in the field. (SC)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Eyes, Health Personnel, Labor Needs, Medical Services, Occupational Information, Optometrists, Professional Training, Vision
Reynold W. Malmer, Director of Public Relations, American Optometric Association, 7000 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63119
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Authoring Institution: American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.
Note: 1971 edition revised, 1972; See CE 000 683 for related document