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Whats the difference between vision exams from ophthalmologist vs optician vs optometrist?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Training

Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency.
Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians are trained to fit glasses.

In brief: Training

Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency.
Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians are trained to fit glasses.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same

True vision exams are done by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
The optician makes lenses/glasses.

In brief: Same

True vision exams are done by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
The optician makes lenses/glasses.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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