Are we optometrists or opticians? Well that’s a matter of how old you are or what country you come from. Optometrists used to be called Opticians but that changed many years ago as the scope of our services have expanded. All optometrists are registered by the Optometry Board of Australia.
Our newest optometry graduates are now trained to prescribe and manage many eye diseases which would previously have required a referral to see a medical practitioner or specialist ophthalmologist.