Clinical Practice of Optometry

The Clinical Practice of Optometry report focuses on diagnosis and care of the optometric patient during 2011. Key data is presented on the percentage of optometrists who provided care for refractive surgery patients, diabetic patients, anterior segment disorders, and posterior segment disorders. Data is also presented on the average number of patients diagnosed with the given condition or disorder per optometrist and the average number of patients treated or co-managed for a given condition or disorder. Information is also provided on advanced procedures as well as medication prescriptions provided to patients by optometrists.

Contents include:

  • In-office services
  • Refractive surgery patients
  • Prescribed number of oral/topical agents
  • Diagnosed and treated anterior & posterior segment disorders
  • Money received from Medicare DMEPOS

Reports from the 2011 Survey include:




Tables & Figures

Executive Summary
Brief Summary
Optometry Report
Narrative Format
Detailed Analysis Report
Limited Narrative

Executive Summary. This free publication is available for immediate download in PDF format and provides an overall summary of key results from the 2011 survey.

Optometry Report. This publication presents results from the 2011 survey in narrative format and is available in PDF, CD, or Print.

Detailed Analysis Report. This detailed comprehensive report employs limited narrative, and includes tabulations and graphics for further statistical analysis. Utilizing cross tabulation, this report enables the user to monitor trends in the optometry profession specific to his or her practice characteristics, including AOA membership status, gender, employment situation, practice type, years in practice, and U.S. Census Region. This report is available in PDF, CD, or Print.

              View the Detailed Analysis Table of Contents, List of Figures, and List of Tables 

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