Optometrists provide vision care services and prescribe eye aids for eye patients. They provide vision services, such as an eye exam, and can help treat conditions such as myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism. They prescribe glasses and contact lenses. They can also help diagnose many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, Macular Degeneration, etc. Optometrists are not doctors, but they can prescribe medication in some places.
Ophthalmologists are doctors and provide comprehensive eye care services. They provide vision services such as an eye examination and eye care for eye diseases. Many eye diseases are related to diabetes and arthritis. Ophthalmologists help you treat such eye diseases. Ophthalmologists can prescribe glasses and contact lenses. The first difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist is about the knowledge they have in the field of eye care and vision care. Ophthalmologists have more information on the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Optometrists have more information about eye exams and prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.
Vision Care Services by Optometrists:
1. General vision services, such as an eye examination.
2. Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
3. Prescription for eye disease medicine.
4. Injury Prevention.
5. Vision correction
6. Care before and after surgery for patients in need of surgery.
Optometrists prescribe medicine, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, glasses and contact lenses. They can provide advice if the patient needs surgery due to eye disease. Ophthalmologists receive more training in diagnosing and treating many complicated eye diseases and conditions. In many cases, it has been found that ophthalmologists and optometrists work together to treat patients.
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Ophthalmologists are trained to provide eye care services, such as eye examination, treatment, vision correction and prescription lenses; many of them do not treat vision correction as a primary service.