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Augenheilkunde und Optometrie (Austria)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Augenheilkunde und Optometrie
    Generic category in Annex V: Ophthalmology (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Ärztegesetz 1998, BGBl. I Nr. 169/1998

    ÄAO 2015, BGBl. II Nr. 147/2015

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Prävention, Diagnostik, Behandlung und Rehabilitation anatomischer und funktionell krankhafter Veränderungen des Auges und seiner Adnexe sowie Kenntnisse der physikalisch optischen Grundlagen und Untersuchungsmethoden der Optometrie und deren Anwendung für die Verordnung von Heilbehelfen


    Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of anatomical and functionally pathological changes of the eye and related structures as well as knowledge of the physical and optical foundations and examination methods of optometry and its application in the prescription of medical aids

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