A 29-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between the optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Paul answered
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 diseases with drugs in addition to prescribing glasses and contact lenses. Opticians are not "doctors" but are licensed experts in filling other doctors prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses.
Answered on Aug 19, 2018
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