Optometrists help to look after eye health and care for your eyes.
Optometrists can examine your eyes, provide advice on eye care and prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses. They can treat minor eye problems but will refer you to an ophthalmologist (a specialist eye doctor) for more serious eye conditions.
Optometrists can do a thorough check up of your eyes that can help to detect uveitis (inflammation of the eye). Uveitis is associated with psoriatic arthritis and some other autoimmune disorders.
You can make an appointment to see an optometrist directly, without a referral. Your doctor may also refer you to an optometrist.
You can find an optometrist near you at Optometry Australia.