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any recommendations for an optometrist in palo alto?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not for optometrists: A person who might need glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia (needs reading glasses), but otherwise has no eye symptoms, can see an optometrist (a non-medical doctor). Healthtap in 2011 has only medical doctors as experts, so has ophthalmologists (medical eye doctors who do eye surgery, treat eye diseases, prescribe medications, etc...).
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen commented
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Many optometrists can prescribe medication and medically manage eye diseases.
Mar 3, 2012
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
None: You best bet for an eye examination is to find an ophthalmologist who is trained in all aspects of eye disease. Optoms do not do surgery, have limited training, and do not even have board certification. An md is your better bet.
Answered on Aug 23, 2016

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