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December 27, 2017

What’s the Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist?

Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Here’s What You Need to Know

optometrist vs ophthalmologist

It’s critical that you take care of your eye health, but it’s just as important that you see the right eye doctor for the right kinds of eye concerns. When it comes to the health of your eyes, not all eye doctors are the same, either. You may already know that both optometrists and ophthalmologists are able to care for eyes, but do you know the difference between them?

Here is a basic breakdown of the differences between optometrists and ophthalmologists and when you might need to see either one for a situation involving the health of your eyes.


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