Opthamologist or Optometrist?Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 5:54 pm
There are so many types of physicians and specialists that it can be hard to know exactly who will be the most helpful for you and the specific situation you’re in. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between ophthalmologists and optometrists.
An optometrist is an eye doctor who is trained to examine your eyes for both vision and health problems. They can prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct your vision issues. Some optometrists can also provide low vision care and even vision therapy.
Optometrists are also licensed to prescribe medications to treat certain eye problems and diseases. Depending on the state you live in, they may be allowed to do more. Though many are not trained to perform surgery, some may be able to do just that. If they don’t provide surgery, they are often there as resourced to support your pre- and post-operative care.
Similar to optometrists, opthamologists also can examine eyes for health and vision
Who should I see?
Generally, it’s up to you
If your concerns revolve around getting your glasses or contact
If you’re interested in learning more about your eye health, give us a call. Call us at (800) 344-7058 for a consultation at our Illinois office or (877) 269-4545 for our Missouri location to learn more about what we can do for you
Category: Eye Care