Originally posted by blueLuxen:
•not a good time for optometry? because im seriously thinking about optometry•
Originally posted by gower:
You can make a good living without all the sturm und drang and the high malpractice cost of being an MD, while entitled to be called "doctor" and having the ability to lead a normal family life.•
Originally posted by kundun:
•I think this also the reason why the field is made up of mostly females. Another thing, ophhalmology malpractice insurance is among the lowest of all the medical specialties. Ophthalmology offers a wonderful lifestyle. You can definitely have a family life. Therefore, get your facts straight before you post. One thing you said in your post struck me. Optometrists are trained to treat and diagnose SYSTEMIC disease. Oh really?? How much does an optometris know about the effects of diabetes has on the heart, lungs, kidneys, vasculature, nerves, skin, urinary, and so on. Tell me, why don't cardiologists just go to heart school?? Why don't otolaryngologists just go to ear school?? Why don't dermatologists just go to skin school?? Why don't neurologists and neurosurgeons just go to brain school?? Why don't orthopedic surgeons just go to bone school?? Why don't pulmonologists just go to lung school?? Why don't nephrologists just go to kidney school?? I could go on...but do you see what I'm getting at??•
Most of the people I know with glasses are planning to get that laser correction done.
I think that might affect the op people in the future.