Primary health care -the role of optometry

Academic Article


  • Optometrists, like all health care providers, should emphasize primary or preventive care. To provide this care optometrists must be aware of the risk factors for major causes of mortality. As an example, the risk profile for a white male age 45 to 49 years is given and discussed. Suggestions for primary vision care and detection of major risk factors by optometrists are also presented. © 1975 American Academy of Optometry.
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    Author List

  • Kleinstein RN; Lehman HF
  • Start Page

  • 774
  • End Page

  • 779
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 11