i have been trying to learn more about optometry because i am/was pre-med but i don't want to go to med school, so i'm looking at other options... anyway, i've been reading the message boards here and at future optometrist and one term i hear over and over again is refracting. what i've learned of it is that a) it's really boring, and b) it's something you do all day long at retail chain stores. but, what is it really? i know this is a basic question, but then again, my knowledge of optometry is less than basic. thanks in advance for enlightening me!