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A Brief History of Optometry
Optometry is a relatively new field of medical study. It really didn't exist before the 19th century. No one really knows when optometry professionals first appeared, but some educational records suggest that optometry studies sprouted up in the United States sometime between 1850 and 1900.
When optometrist first hit the scene in the 19th century there were two types, dispensers and refracters. The dispensers were basically just sales people who peddled what we would refer to as cheap reading glasses, and refracters were the professionals who actually examined eyes, developed a rough prescription and ground the lenses. It is the refracters who evolved into what we know as optometrists today.
Contact Lenses and Eye Glasses
Today eye care is a huge industry. People not only want to see good but they also want to look good. This is where lens technicians come into the picture. These professionals develop lenses that will correct the patient's eyes to 20/20, or as close to 20/20 as possible, and then they offer the patient the option of selecting contact lenses or selecting a pair of designer frames that will compliment their features. If you are a contact lens or an eyewear technician then you will want to design an optometry themed full color business card.
If you are an optometrist then you have the important job of helping people to improve their vision and care for their optical health. When you design your business card you can either select a plain white professional business card design popular with doctors, or you can select an optometry themed business card design. On the back of your business card you can print a coupon for a free glaucoma screening or print a novelty eye chart.
Pediatric Care Optometrist
If your specialty is pediatric optometry then your business card's design needs to be toned down for your patients. While you have the option of using a traditional medical business card design that utilizes a plain white background and simple black lettering, a kid friendly design may be more effective considering your patients are under 18 years of age. On the back of your business card you may want to add a fact about eye health to intrigue your patients.
Lasik Eye Surgery and Correction
One of the biggest trends in optometry today is Lasik Eye surgeries and correction. If you offer these services you will want to create a business card that looks professional. After all the people that are looking for an optometrist to perform these surgeries are looking for someone that is established, that knows what they are doing and that is professional.
Ordering Optometry Business Cards
If you see a business card that you want to use for your company or personal use, please just click on that image. By clicking on the image it will immediately take your selection to the Card Editor. This area will allow you to continue developing your card by entering your personal information (company name, phone number, etc.). Once you're satisfied, go ahead and complete your order! Our 100% satisfaction guarantee means we will reprint at no charge if you are not completely satisfied.