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TYPES OF EYE CARE PROFESSIONALS
Eye Care Professionals evaluate the overall health of your eyes and can also prescribe vision correction solutions such as glasses or contact lenses. Eye exams can detect over 270 different medical conditions, and if your vision is blurry or you have difficulty seeing in low light, an Eye Care Professional be able to prescribe a solution for you.
There are three types of Eye Care Professionals you might see at your appointment—an Ophthalmologist (MD), Optometrist (OD) and Optician. Ever wonder what each Eye Care Professional does? Here’s a breakdown:
- Is a medical doctor (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and completed a residency in Ophthalmology
- Manages and treats complex medical and surgical eye problems often by sub-specialty
- Can provide comprehensive eye examinations and may fit contact lenses
- Is a Doctor of Optometry (OD) and many have completed a specialized residency program
- Manages complex medical conditions and treats eye problems, sometimes by sub-specialty
- Provides comprehensive eye examinations and fits contact lenses
- Is a licensed healthcare professional specially trained to help a patient achieve optimum vision with the application of eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and prosthetic ocular devices.
- Opticians interpret written prescriptions from Ophthalmologists and Optometrists to determine the specifications of ophthalmic appliances necessary to correct a person’s eyesight