THE PRACTICE OF PERFECTING VISION
It’s crucial to ensure our Airmen are able to achieve ideal vision. Providing primary eye care, Optometrists examine and test people’s eyes for visual acuity and eye diseases. An integral part of the healthcare system, these practitioners do everything from prescribing correctional lenses to diagnosing conditions related to the ocular system.
- Examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eyes and associated structures
- Prescribe treatment and ophthalmic devices, such as glasses and contact lenses
- Perform clinical procedures necessary to correcting vision
- Manages optometry activities and supervises ophthalmic technicians with emphasis on meeting Air Force medical service standards
- Plans, supervises and participates in vision conservation, eye protection, soft contact lens program and the corneal refractive surgery programs
MINIMUM EDUCATIONDoctor of Optometry from an accredited four-year college of optometry
- An unrestricted state license to practice optometry utilizing therapeutic pharmacologic agents
- Completion of 5.5-week Officer Training School course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 41
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.
OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL
MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION
Maxwell AFB AL
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.