Precision Eye Institute is proud to announce a new optometrist, OD will be joining the practice and will be seeing patients at both of our locations in New Smyrna Beach (Venetian Bay) and Edgewater. The new optometrist in New Smyrna Beach will be seeing new patients from all over Southeast Volusia County areas.
“We are very excited to be bringing in some new doctors to join our team,” said Dr. Orest Krajnyk, MD, founder of Precision Eye Institute. An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems, and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some optometrists also provide low vision care and vision therapy. Some optometrists also specialize in fitting soft contact lenses with astigmatism correction, RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses, scleral hard contact lenses, dry eye syndrome, and Blephex and Lipiflow treatments for dry eyes.
Individuals who are looking to pursue an education as an optometrist must first acquire a Bachelor’s Degree. That four-year degree should be in a field that is related to optometry, such as biology or physiology. Once a Bachelor’s Degree is earned, candidates are then eligible to apply for admission to an optometry program. Many of those optometry programs throughout the country are very selective when accepting applicants, so it is beneficial to earn exemplary grades when going through an undergraduate program. Many times a candidate, who registered average grades on the way to earning a Bachelor’s Degree, will be denied admission to an optometry program.
To schedule an appointment with an Optometrist in New Smyrna Beach, please contact the Precision Eye Institute.