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A 37-year-old member asked:

Possible eye professional needed, so do i see the ophthalmologist or optometrist?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
If it is just for : New glasses, you can see an optometrist. For most any other eye problem see the ophthamologist.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
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.

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