Introduction

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

Sample Reports

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.

Cost

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
Relevant Articles 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.

Relevant Cases Jones v Jackson [2013] 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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Profiles of Experts in Health - Optometry

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

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