152W00000X Taxonomy Code - Optometrist

Taxonomy Code

Code:
152W00000X

Type:
Eye and Vision Services Providers

Classification:
Optometrist

Specialization:
N/A

Version:
NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 16.1

Definition:
Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.

Level:
Level II - Classification


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