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 an expert submission 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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