Optometrists (also known as Doctors of Optometry) are medical professionals who provide primary eyecare through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologists and opticians in a number of professional settings to deliver quality eye care to the general public.

In Ohio, optometrists are licensed under chapter 4725 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Applicants for licensure must be graduates of an accredited college of optometry and must pass Parts I, II, and III of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) exams.  Applicants must also pass a background check and complete a two-hour instruction session on the Ohio law and rules prior to beginning to practice in Ohio.