Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care, ranging from sight testing and correction, to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. Optometrists qualify to diagnose and treat eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. To practice in Oregon, an optometrist needs to be registered with the state board.
Optometrists are required to complete a four-year postgraduate degree program to earn their Doctor of Optometry title in Oregon. Optometrists function as primary eye care providers. The scope of practice in optometry is huge in Oregon.