Optometrist
Taxonomy Code152W00000X

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Generally, the Optometrist specialty is fairly evenly split between males and females with 56% of providers reporting their gender as male and 43% reporting as female. People living in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Optometrist providers practice. In all, there are 83,369 registered Optometrist providers in the United States with over 7,805 of those located in California alone while around 6,543 chose to practice in Texas.
Optometrist providers have been assigned the 152W00000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.

Overall, Optometrist specialists practice in 57 different states/territories and can be categorized into 6 different Optometrist sub-specialties: Corneal and Contact Management, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Occupational Vision, Pediatrics, Sports Vision, and Vision Therapy.

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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.

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