A brief description about being an optometrist is also given on their web edition. They also note that the Smart Specialty in the profession is:
Pediatric Optometry. The eye problems of children are generally among the most remediable. And the American Optometric Association projects high growth in this niche.The Illinois College of Optometry is one of the oldest and largest schools/colleges of optometry in the country....and as an alumnus and faculty member (so you know how biased I am), I can highly recommend this institution to you if you are interested in a career in optometry!
As an optometrist in private practice, I can also recommend this profession to you....
Optometry is a wonderful career....with great job satisfaction and a good income. What's not to like?!!