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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Several: Ophthalmologists attende medical school and receive an md or do degree and then do a residency in ophthalmology. Optometrist do 4 years at an optome ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
An opthomologist: Is an md, that is an eye doctor. Most, perform eye surguries. An optometrist is not a medical doctor, does not perform surguries. In some states, dila ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optomet ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Training, scope: Opticians are qualified to fit and adjust glasses but have no medical qualifications. Optometrists are very good at dealing with the need for glasses ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Medical School: Ophthalmologists (eyemds) are doctors of medicine or osteopathy who complete 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship, and a 3 yea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Education: Ophthamologists are mds, who then specialize in eye diseases and surgery. Optometrists do not attend medical school, but in many states can treat eye ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
If it is just for : New glasses, you can see an optometrist. For most any other eye problem see the ophthamologist. An ophthamologist is an M.D. And can perform surgical ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: An ophthalmologist is an md (went to medical school) who can treat medical and surgical diseases of the eye, in addition to prescribing glasses/contac ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
27 years experience Podiatry
MD vs OD: An opthamologist when to medical school then specialized in eyes. An optometrist went to optometry school. An opthamologist is usually an eye surgeon ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reed
Dr. Mark Reed answered
32 years experience Podiatry
MD: Hi: ophthalmologist is a md who is surgically trained. Optometrist are trained to examined and dispense glasses and contacts. Best regards: ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Physician or not: An ophthalmologist is a physician (M.D. Or D.O.) who specializes in treating diseases of the eye. They can do all the same basic stuff as an optometri ... Read More

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