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what subject do optometrists have to study?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Optometrists: Visual acuity and recommending eyeglasses or lenses, basically vision exam.
Answered on Jul 24, 2013
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 ophthalmologists study these things in depth with approximately 8 more years of study than optometrists. It is best, if you have an eye problem to get an ophthalmologists opinion and evaluation first.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013

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