Foreigner sang about Double Vision. But for many people — it’s true or they may see ghosts. Your eyes are important. Tonight on JobsNow — a clearer look at how to become an optometrist and give people 20-20 vision. [F4]20170124 JOBSNOW EYE DR-SG [F5]20170124 JOBSNOW EYE DR-PK Dr. Brad Bloomberg got started in archaelogy before seeing an opportunity in optometry. 28-years later — his eyes continue to be opened by the number of people needing to see an eye doctor. Optometry is growing because the population is aging…and the fastest growing segment is the Baby Boomers. 59:53 :09 SO ALL OF A SUDDEN WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY THAT REQUIRE EYE CARE, WHO PERHAPS NEVER NEEDED IT IN THEIR YOUNGER YEARS. But the number of optometrists is severely lagging. An optometrist requires an undergrad degree and then another 4- years of grad school. Ohio State has one of the best schools in the nation. 4 new optometry schools have opened in recent years, but there are less than two dozen across the USA. 57:30 :17 I THINK YOU HAVE TO BE COMFORTABLE TALKING TO PEOPLE. YOU HAVE TO BE LIKE A PEOPLE PERSON. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DESIRE TO WANT TO HELP PEOPLE. SO I THINK IF YOU HAVE THOSE TWO SKILLS AND YOU LIKE THE SCIENCES AND YOU LIKE KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. THAT IT’S A GOOD CAREER CHOICE FOR MANY PEOPLE. Employment in optometry is projected to grow almost 30-percent over the next 7-years….much faster than average. Whether your young or old — everyone has a need for good vision. And with the explosive growth in devices which make us constantly connected — the need for optometrists and healthy eyes will always be around. 00:32 :12 THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CONTACT LENSES THESE DAYS THAT HAVE BUILT IN SCREENS ON THEM, SO YOU CAN SEE YOUR DEVICE AS YOU’RE WEARING IT ON YOUR EYE . IM SURE THAT WILL CREATE A FEW PROBLEMS THAT WE’LL ALL HAVE TO SOLVE AS WELL. [F6]20170124 JOBSNOW EYE DR-SG. Go to wkbn.com to find a link to the Ohio Means Jobs Website….which can help you can find more information about optometry…..or you can look thru available job openings across the state for all sorts of positions.