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What is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is either a medical doctor (M.D.) or an osteopathic doctor (D.O.) who specializes in comprehensive eye care and provides examinations, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are skilled in all facets of eye care, from prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses to performing intricate eye surgery. Here are some examples of what types of services an ophthalmologist would provide:

  • LASIK Corrective Surgery
  • Glaucoma Services
  • Cataract Services
  • Detection of Corneal & External Eye Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Services

What is an optometrist?

What is an optometristAn optometrist is a doctor of optometry (O.D.) who specializes in comprehensive eye care and provides examinations, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of eye disorders. Optometrists are skilled in all facets of eye care, but do not perform surgery with the exception of minor surgical procedures and laser surgery in Oklahoma and Kentucky. Some specialize in low vision, contact lenses, or vision rehabilitation. Here are some examples of what types of services an optometrist would provide:

  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Services
  • Diabetic & Plaquenil Evaluations

What is an optician?

An optician is a technician who fits and dispenses lenses for the correction of a person’s vision.