Optometry Holding Its Own Against Automation

An Oxford study cites only 14 percent likelihood that optometrists will be automated out of business.

With the exception of ophthalmic laboratory technicians, who stand a 97 percent chance of losing their jobs to computer technology in the future, vision professionals stand a good chance of surviving the new machine age. According to researchers at Oxford in the UK, there is only 13.7 percent likelihood that the role of optometrists will become automated. “Out of a total of 702 occupations,” says Optometry UK, “optometry ranked 188th in terms of least likely to be automated.”

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