COVID-19 UPDATE

The New Brunswick Association of Optometrists remains committed to providing safe, quality eye care during COVID-19.
On May 11, the majority of optometric offices reopened to serve patients. All optometric offices will abide by the measures outlined by the Government of New Brunswick's "Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During COVID-19 Recovery".
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/eco-bce/Promo/covid-19/guidance-ph-measures.pdf.
To ensure the safety of patients and optometric staff, patients can anticipate screening & physical distancing protocols.
You will be provided with further instructions by your Optometrist office prior to your visit.

 

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The New Brunswick Association of Optometrists (NBAO) is the professional association that represents Doctors of Optometry in New Brunswick. This website offers eyecare & eyewear information for patients, as well as providing an online resource for Doctors of Optometry and other health care providers.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) defines an optometrist as "an independent primary health care provider who specializes in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as the diagnosis of ocular manifestations of systemic conditions.

 

Optometrist's Responsibilities

 

As primary eye care providers, an optometrist's main responsibilities are:

  • The examination of the human eye by any method (other than surgery), to diagnose, treat, and/or refer for treatment any abnormal condition of the eye, in cooperation with physicians and other health professionals.
  • The employment of instruments, procedures or agents to measure, examine or diagnose visual defects or abnormal conditions of the eye.
  • The prescribing, fitting and application of glasses, contact lenses or other devices to correct, relieve or treat the eye.
  • The prescription, supervision and management of therapy for the improvement/monitoring of visual health.
    The referral of patients to other health practitioners as required.

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