Eye Doctors: Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

Eye Doctors: Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

Jul 16, 2019

If you have any problem with your eyes, you go for a normal eye checkup but do you know; there are some specific roles assigned to specific kind of eye checkups. There are mainly two kinds of eye checkups: Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. Both of them look very similar, and you might face difficulty in differentiating among them and also to identifying which one is good for you?

Ophthalmologist: Medical and Surgical Eye Care

Ophthalmologist deals with a vision problem and also provides an eye exam. The main treatment they provide is medical eye care glaucoma, iritis, chemical burn, etc. They also provide a surgical treatment, which includes trauma, cataracts, glaucoma, and another similar kind of problems. If you are facing problems like diabetes or arthritis, they provide treatment for them, and if you get wrinkles and want to remove them, so do plastic surgery for them.

Optometrist (OD): Vision Care and Eye Care Services

It provides treatment for the primary health care of the eye. It provides services like an eye exam, vision test, low vision aids, vision therapy, and similar service. It mainly treats the problem like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are dealing with any kind of disease, injury, disorder so it can help you out and also can prescribe you right eyeglass or contact lenses.

Optician: Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

They are not an eye doctor. They either get a diploma or certificate to make eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you are facing problem regarding eyeglass adjustment, number increase or decrease, change in the frame, order lenses, and so on, you may contact them. They work on prescribed lens number and if you do not have so some of them check your eye number at that place only and provide you right vision.

How to Choose an Eye Doctor?

It all depends on what is your need. If you are facing a normal problem, then you can contact optometrist, and if the problem is big enough, you can approach the ophthalmologist. If you are still confused, then contact the Glendale Eye Medical Group. They will guide you at every point in time.

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