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Dr. Arun Gulani
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Eye Doctors (Overview)

Eye doctors, or ophthalmologists, are physicians who have specialized knowledge and skill in diagnosing, treating, and surgically correcting visual impairment as well as eye disease.


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What do eye doctors do for a contact exam?

What do eye doctors do for a contact exam?

Refraction,eye shape: The ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist for your precious eyes-right?), will measure the eye power (refraction), determine the curvature of the front of the eye, and test whether the eye can safely wear a lens (eye illness, dryness, previous disease). Then a contact lens can be calculated and prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Arun Gulani
86 doctors shared insights

Eye Doctors (Overview)

Eye doctors, or ophthalmologists, are physicians who have specialized knowledge and skill in diagnosing, treating, and surgically correcting visual impairment as well as eye disease.


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What does they do at an eye doctors appointment?

What does they do at an eye doctors appointment?

Eye evaluation: They will get general medical information from you, followed by a more specific ocular history. Vision and eye pressure will be checked followed by a more complete ophthalmological exam. The doctor will then tell you his diagnosis and make specific recommendations. During the visit, they may do specific testing using machines or other optical devices. Your eyes may also be dilated. ...Read more

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Managing Glaucoma (Tip)

Managing Glaucoma

Even if you forget to take an eye drop on time, it's better late than never! Don't rub eyes ever! ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
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What will they do at annual eye doctors appointment?

Check your eyes.: Most likely at an eye appointment you will have your eyes checked. There can be a question and answer period where you tell the eye doctor why you came and how your vision is, and then your eyes would be examined. They would likely be checked for quality of vision and then examined for any sign of disease. Afterwards the findings would be discussed with you and a plan would be made. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Need advice on what is the the difference between the 3 types of eye doctors ?

School & training: Opticians-go to school to learn how to make eyeglasses. Optometrists (od) complete 4 years of college &4 years optometry school to learn to diagnose & treat eye disease. Ophthalmologists (md or do) complete 4 years college, 4 years of medical school, a medical or surgical intership, 3 years of ophthalmology training learn to diagnose, treat & operate on eye disease, plus some do more= fellowship. ...Read more

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Is it possible that eye doctors fix your vision to where you can see clearly for life ?

Is it possible that eye doctors fix your vision to where you can see clearly for life ?

Yes: Laser vision correction can correct your visual issues as your eyes are today. However your eyes will change over time. If they change much, you can have more done, in most cases. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once