The importance of the Optometrist's role as a primary health | 93262

ప్రాథమిక ఆరోగ్య సంరక్షణ: ఓపెన్ యాక్సెస్

ISSN - 2167-1079


The importance of the Optometrist's role as a primary health care provider in the Sultanate of Oman

Sowsen Ol Balush

This survey aims to determine the cruciality of optometrist’s involvement in eye care delivery by determining the level of awareness of eye diseases and the accessibility to eye health care providers among Omani citizens in various locations. Further, suggestions will be provided for future improvement in the eye health care system in Oman. An anonymous online survey was created by the Omani optometry club and distributed randomly among Omani people on social media. This survey revealed that a considerable number of Omani individuals suffer from eye disorders, however, they are unaware of them or do not have access to a good eye health care service. Moreover, some of the study population lack knowledge about common eye conditions and the importance of routine eye examination. Optometrists play a crucial role in the eye care system to provide professional eye health services and reduce vision impairment. The ministry of health and the eye health professional should cooperate to maximise the eye health care delivery system in the Sultanate of Oman.