Vision science: A day in the life of an optometrist

Have you ever wondered what an optometrist does? Why is it important to have regular vision checks? What does the term 20/20 vision mean?

Dr. Modupe Oladeji (right), a Toronto-based doctor of optometry and a graduate of the University of Waterloo, will answer these questions and more during a free lecture this afternoon on eye health. The lecture, which runs from 2:30 to 4:30pm, will take place in Room 201, Stong College and is part of Stong College’s lecture series.

A person’s eyes reveal many clues to general health as the eyes are the only organs in the body that offer physicians a clear view of blood vessels. One of the most complex organs in the human body, eyes are responsible for sight and act like cameras, recording images and sending those images via impulses to the brain. Consisting of a large number of intricate components, the eyes require regular care and it is important to maintain regular visits with an optometrist. Oladeji’s interactive lecture will demonstrate the outer and inner workings of the eye and how a comprehensive assessment of the health of your eyes is an important part of personal health care.

A board-certified optometrist with more than 15 years of clinical experience both overseas and in Canada, Oladeji operates an optometric practice in Toronto. She works closely with area physicians, pediatricians and eye surgeons. She is also a consultant for the Bochner Eye Institute in Toronto, providing pre- and post-operative care for refractive surgery patients, post-cataract surgical care and more recently, cornea cross-linking C3R keratoconus treatment.