Optometrists practice in most of Missouri’s counties and are readily and easily accessible eye health professionals.
Doctors of optometry treat and manage eye disorders and regularly diagnose diseases both of the eye and the body. Often an optometrist, during a comprehensive eye examination, will be the person to detect of a systemic pathologies such as
- thyroid disorders
- high blood pressure
Optometrists are licensed to treat eye diseases with pharmaceuticals. As part of the primary healthcare team, doctors of optometry work with physicians and other healthcare professionals to coordinate eye and systemic health.