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Optometry vs dentistry

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Te difference is: The mount of training, : ophthalmologist are medical doctors, having been to medical school and the residency to specialize- this is the main differe... Read More
Dr. Henry Fung
Cosmetic Dentistry 40 years experience
Allowed capabilities: Optometry is a very specialized field in medicine just as dentistry is. Because optometrists graduate from optometry school rather than medical schoo... Read More
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Optometry: The main difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist is that an optometrist is not a physician while an ophthalmologist is a qualified me... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: An ophthalmologist is an md who does his residency in eye disease and surgery. An optometrist is not an md but an od who does 4 years of optometry sc... Read More
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Brief answer...: Ophthalmologists have gone to medical school and have a good basis in general medicine, anatomy and physiology. They then do residency where they lear... Read More
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Huge: From a training stand point, optometrist do only 4 years of optometry school after undergrad. Focus mainly on glasses & contacts. Ophthalmologist do ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Varying opinions: Stomatology is a medical discipline which concerns the study of the mouth. Historically it was a recognized medical specialty in many regions of the w... Read More
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Dentistry: dentistry is the care of the teeth and surrounding structures. Stomatology treats the soft tissues of the mouth.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Similar/Different: Stomatology refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the mouth and it's associated structures. It's not a specialty... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 20 years experience
Is....: Optometry is the practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses. Ophthalmology is the branch of m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
A job and a process: Optometery is the name for the profession that examines eyes and prescribes glasses, contacts and identifies diseases to refer them to ophthalmologist... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not same: Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who graduated from medical school. They can perform surgery on eye. Optometrists are not medical doctors. They g... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
The liver: The hepatic system is the liver and all its blood vessels that interact with adjacent organs. Everything you ingest eventually goes through the liver.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Suffixes to names: Masters degrees and PhD degrees are non-medical degrees. They are "graduate" degrees (in anything of interest to the graduate student), mean... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Simple: Simple. You call and make an appointment, arrive, and get examined. Some optometrists will even see you on a walk-in basis. Google in your neighborh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Ophthalmology: Look to ophthalmology for advances in vision and eye care. Optometry is entirely derivative, focused on selling eyeglasses and contact lenses. They ... Read More
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