You would have read several of advancements that are happening in every industry including medical science. Just not for eyes, you would have read several advancements that are related to treating different parts of human body. However, having interest in serving people by providing them best vision, if you have been prepared to become an optometrist then you should be able to understand what sort of technology advancements could be adopted by you so that you could start as a separate clinic and do not have to rely on corporate hospitals to provide you good designation in their hospital.
You could freely serve as many patients as you have time with you. When you set up a clinic by self it is always a challenge to find time for self and spend time with family. A humble request you to correct your perceptions as you could ease diagnosis process by choosing best equipment that makes diagnosis very easy. Also, having best equipment housed in your clinic would always provide you an added advantage of completing surgeries in your own clinic without having to refer your patients to a famous doctor in a corporate hospital. This sort of tradition was followed some years ago but now with best laser equipment you could have your own operation theater set up with ease and without having to invest a lot of money.
You should just do a little of research or follow some surveys so as to understand what sort of vision problems are most common among present generation people so that you could also evaluate and list down those tools and equipment that would be most suitable for enabling you to offer continuous services to patients who are visiting your clinic. Hope you now understand power that would be entitled to your action of leveraging technology advancements.