Make referrals to ophthalmology


Transfer the care of a patient to the ophthalmology service, the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

Alternative labels

refer patients to ophthalmology services
refer patients to phthalmology service
refer a patient to ophthalmology
refer patients to ophthalmology
initiate referrals to ophthalmology
make referrals to eye care specialists

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Essential skill

Make referrals to ophthalmology is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Make referrals to ophthalmology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Optician: Opticians help to improve and correct an individual’s vision according to prescriptions provided by a specialised doctor in ophthalmology or an optometrist. They fit spectacle lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to the specifications of both the individual and the prescription. Opticians do not test patients vision nor write prescriptions for visual correction. Their scope of practice varies according to national regulations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022