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How are opthalmologist and optometrist different?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Training and: Experience. The focus of optometry training is prescribing glasses and contact lenses. Optometrists do not attend medical school and get limited training in eye disease. Ophthalmologists do attend medical school and are physician specialists who have extensive training in medical and surgical eye problems. Optometry training is four years. Ophthalmology is at least eight.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014

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