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Vision impairment question! who diagnoses most of them==optician or optometrist?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: O.D., M.D.
A primer on eyecare professionals: opticians are trained and licensed to make prescription eye glasses, while optometrists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat most eye conditions.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treatment of the eye both medically and surgically. Most vision conditions are diagnosed by either optometrists or ophthalmologists.

In brief: O.D., M.D.
A primer on eyecare professionals: opticians are trained and licensed to make prescription eye glasses, while optometrists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat most eye conditions.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treatment of the eye both medically and surgically. Most vision conditions are diagnosed by either optometrists or ophthalmologists.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology
In brief: Two of the three Os
Of the three "o"s, ophthalmologists (eyemds) and optometrists diagnose vision and eye diseases.
Opticians are mostly responsible for filling prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses & don't often make clinical diagnoses unless relating to contacts. Optometrists diagnose vision disturbances and disease but do not do surgery. Eyemds are specialists in medicine and surgery of the eye.

In brief: Two of the three Os
Of the three "o"s, ophthalmologists (eyemds) and optometrists diagnose vision and eye diseases.
Opticians are mostly responsible for filling prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses & don't often make clinical diagnoses unless relating to contacts. Optometrists diagnose vision disturbances and disease but do not do surgery. Eyemds are specialists in medicine and surgery of the eye.
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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