Optometry is the health profession that involves the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of eye diseases and vision difficulties.
Optometrists provide a wide range of services including:
- Vision testing
- Writing prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses
- Assessing fitness to drive
- Assessing vision problems in children
- Assessing and treating eye allergies
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Optometry expert witnesses may be essential in providing expert opinion on:
- Whether the standard of care provided by another Optometrist was reasonably competent
- Whether an individual is able to see well enough to perform their duties correctly
- Whether there was medical negligence or malpractice by an Optometrist
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Giving evidence in court: how the system works
Health professionals may become involved in the court process as a party whose conduct is being examined, as a factual witness regarding the health care or treatment of a patient or as an expert. It is important that prior to giving evidence, the health professional understands their role in the case.
Jones v Jackson  VCC 2
It was alleged that the defendant, an optometrist, failed to perform a visual field test assessment and failed to diagnose open angle glaucoma. The condition was ultimately diagnosed years later when another optometrist performed the test.
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