A 37-year-old member asked:
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possible eye professional needed, so do i see the ophthalmologist or optometrist?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
If it is just for : New glasses, you can see an optometrist. For most any other eye problem see the ophthamologist.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on what treatment is needed. An optometrist does not perform surgery but does treat disease of the eye and does refraction for prescription eye glasses and contact lenses. Opthamologist is an md that specializes in the eye and tends to eye disease and surgery.
Answered on Mar 5, 2013

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