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What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

Eye care provider: An optician grinds lenses for glasses, an optometrist is a trained eye care provider that has not been trained to perform surgery, and an ophthalmologist has gone to medical school and residency and may have had subspecialty training (main distinction is surgical training). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Pain in the eye (that is not due to injury) may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign ...Read more


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8 year old frequent neck and eye pain. What type of doctor should I take him to see ?

8 year old frequent neck and eye pain. What type of doctor should I take him to see
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Go to a Pediatrician: A general Pediatrician would be the right choice for initial evaluation and either reassurance, treatment, or referral to another specialist if needed. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with eye pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If the eyes are not red, and the vision is good, and there is no evidence of infection, and you have not overworn your contact lenses, you can wait a couple of days. If you have any of these symptoms you should see your eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some eye pain. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some eye pain. When should I see the doctor?

Depends: There are multiple causes for tiredness and also for eye pain. If you are too tired to get out of bed, then get help and be seen in an emergency room. The eye pain is a problem if there are at the same time visual changes, redness, discharge or swelling. If this is happening see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with blurry vision and eye pain?

Yes: If you are asking if these are frequent reasons for someone to see an ophthalmologist, then yes. The pain and the blurred vision may or may not be associated, and a complete eye exam can help sort it out. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for eye pain?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for eye pain?

Yes: Eye pain - especially persisitent pain - is not normal. Occasional sharp pains lasting for only a few seconds may be caused by dry eyes. Most other causes of eye pain are more serious. The best way to know for sure what is causing the pain is to have an eye examination. See an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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