Do You Know the Difference Between the Three O’s?

Optician, Ophthalmologist, or Optometrist

Do You Know the Difference Between the Three O’s?

Optician, Ophthalmologist, or Optometrist.

There are three professions that aid in your eye and vision healthcare. Judging by my 40 plus years of practice, it is apparent that not everyone understands them.  In this segment I will try to provide insight into the 3”O’s.

In general terms, an Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in eyes. His prime directive is to maintain health through medical means. Surgery and medical diagnostics of the eye, is his forte. Ophthalmologists are your go to profession in dealing with problems related to medical eye problems.

An Optometrist is a healthcare physician who provides primary vision care—ranging from vision testing and correction to diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. Numerous medical issues are treated by an Optometrist, but other issues do get referred to Ophthalmologist. Think of your optometrist as your primary eyecare physician and in my opinion, the best for prescribing vision prescriptions.

An optician is Licensed and trained to design and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other optical devices. Based on the prescription that you require and the needs that you will utilize those tools for an Opticians will recommend the proper tool.  Opticians are optical engineers that have studied optics and physics of light.

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