Optometry 2040

Simon was recently invited to a forum hosted by the National Association of Optometry Australia, with the topic of “Optometry in 2040″

A task force has been assembled in order to try and foresee what the profession will look like in the future.  Very thought provoking to say the least.

For example, Will eye testing for spectacles be carried out remotely in 2040? (without the patient/Optometrist being in the same location???)

VERY LIKELY!!!!!!

Vision is likely to be enhanced beyond what at the moment is considered optimal vision (ie 20/20)

Optometrists are likely to become sub-specialized as technology and demographics diversify.

Undergraduate courses are likely to be completely different to what Universities are pumping out a present,  Interesting Indeed!