OPTOMETRISTS are licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye through topical, diagnostic, and therapeutic drugs.
A DISPENSING OPTICIAN, is a technical practitioner who designs, fits and dispenses corrective lenses for the correction of a person's vision following prescriptions from the optometrists.
The Nigerian law defines Optometry simply as the art and science of vision care. In a layman’s language, our scope of practice includes a comprehensive eye examination, treatment of minor ocular diseases, correction of errors of refraction using glasses and contact lenses, orthotics which has to do with the management of vision imbalance between the two eyes and muscular imbalance between the two eyes, contact lens practice and general eye care.
...Making sure the rules & Regulation, Accreditation are been kept in check.
...Structures, trained to prescribe and fit lens to improve vision.
...Registration, Regulation, Accreditation & Licensing of Training Institutions -Universities, Colleges of Health Technology.
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The Optometrist & Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria hereby notifies the public particularly the Community that there are individuals who are not Optometrist & Dispensing Opticians and are parading themselves as such. The public is advised not to associate with such individuals. For enquiries contact ODORBN via its authentic email address – firstname.lastname@example.org