Optometry Primary Eye Care Nearsightedness Farsightedness Jane Wolford, OD Video Transcript
I am in charge of consultative optometry and dry eye. People come in and I am kind of the entry point for the office. The typical day can be anything from getting someone a pair of glasses to eliminating double-vision to taking care of a diabetic. The role as a primary care provider is to really be all encompassing, so we have to (pardon the pun) keep an eye out for all sorts of disease. We will see nearsightedness, farsightedness, working with young people to improve their lifestyle and improve their sports performance with contact lenses. Then I will turn around and I will work with a 90-year-old who has a disabling vision condition and trying to get rid of double-vision that they may have through the use of prisms. It really is just like a primary care physician; you have to have your ears open for just about anything that might fall in your lap, and I find that fascinating because you never know what is going to walk in the door. So every half-hour my life changes.