A 59-year-old male asked:
who should i see in order to receive a basic eye exam eyeglass prescription--an ophthalmologist or optometrist?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist: The difference in training and knowledge is impressive. I always liken the contrast as that between a lawyer (ophthalmologist) and a legal assistant ( optometrist). You will get an in depth examination, eyeglass prescription and thorough background of knowledge from the ophthalmologist. The optom with limited training is focused on product -selling glasses and contact lenses.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013
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