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I want to know that which field is better’. Optometry & Orthoptics ’’ OR ’’Orthotics & Prosthetics

I want to know that which field is better’. Optometry & Orthoptics ’’ OR ’’Orthotics & Prosthetics

Query Statement: I want to know that which field is better’. Optometry & Orthoptics ’’ OR ’’Orthotics & Prosthetics. I will be thankful to u

Education Level: Intermediate

Skills: not yet
Interests: in medical and hospital work like treatment
Career objective: I want to know that which field is better’ . Optometry & Orthoptics ’’ OR ’’Orthotics & Prosthetics. I will be thankful to you
Other: no

 CCP Pakistan Advisors Replies

Hasnain Malik

Optometry & Orthoptics has much scope

 DR(ER) Manzoor Ahmad Yetoo

Thank you for your query, I can suggest that you better take Optometry and orthoptics .This is having better scope internationally, Regards,

 Ms Shaista Khanum

Dear Student.  Assalamo alaikum. Thanks for Ur query about career selection.

Optometrist is a person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.

While Orthoptists may also help with screening the vision of children in schools and help in the rehabilitation of patients after a stroke or injury to the head. An orthoptist also diagnoses eye movement disorders and vision problems. They may recommend eye exercises for certain conditions, prescribe glasses or occlusion therapy. They can also recommend the appropriate surgical procedure if required, but don’t perform surgery themselves although they can also assist with minor surgical procedures, such as removing cysts from the eyelid and tear duct probing. Please see this

Both are Allied Health Sciences Fields

Orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. O&P is an allied health profession with a variety of exciting employment opportunities available, including O&P practitioners, pedorthists,assistants, fitters, and technicians.

These are again Allied Health Sciences.

If you are good in handling miniature instruments, do not feel shaking and sprains of neck, hands and fingers and can go with minute handling of body muscles like eye muscles then U must go for Optometry.

Similarly if you can handle miniature surgery for eyes and treatments of different optic diseases then you should opt Orthoptics. It’s a more public dealing job

If you are good in understanding of Physics and dynamic movement of limbs in human and other animals and can design one new limb for handicap people then you can opt for Orthotics and prosthetics (O&P). It has less public dealing opportunities. See this link for reference

So assess Skills first by psychometric analysis and then decide which field suits to your skill set. I’m waiting every time for any further discussions. All the best.



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