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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Correct vision: Optometrists are trained to fit glasses and contacts. They have some training in eye disease but cannot do surgery. They are not MD doctors like oph ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try insurer website: Years ago, listings were available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't have a clue: This is the public HT site where volunteer docs, primarily in the USA answer questions about medical problems. We have no access to or information abo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Optometrists: Visual acuity and recommending eyeglasses or lenses, basically vision exam.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not in depth: Optometrists study eyeglass correction and contact lense fitting. They get a smattering of eye disease and think they know a lot. But only ophthalmo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye chart: Vision care specialists check the vision in the uncorrected eye and the corrected eye by having you read an eye chart with each eye individually. Oph ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Would be helpful: Optometrists go to a post college school which is 1/2 business and 1/2 basic eye disease and eyeglass/contact evaluation and care. They do not get ge ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not for optometrists: A person who might need glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia (needs reading glasses), bu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Years of training: Optometrist completes 4 years college and then 4 years optometry school-learning about the eye. Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor completes 4 years ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
First eye exam: The first eye exam should be performed around the age of three so that any correctable problems can be corrected well before school age. It is best t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't have a clue: This is the public HT site where volunteer docs, primarily in the USA answer questions about medical problems. We have no access to or information abo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye health care: Optometrists or doctors of optometry are primary eye care providers along with ophthalmologists. They can prescribe glasses and contacts and diagnose ... Read More
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