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Can md not in ophthalmology write a perscription for eyeglasses?
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Only a licensed eye care professional can write a glasses or contact lens prescription.

In brief: No
Only a licensed eye care professional can write a glasses or contact lens prescription.
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
In the USA, an ophtalmologist and an optometrist may write a prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends on the state
In the state of california where i practice, you have to be a license "eye care provider" to write prescriptions for eyeglasses or contacts.
So, no, a non-ophtho md cannot write a glasses rx for you.

In brief: Depends on the state
In the state of california where i practice, you have to be a license "eye care provider" to write prescriptions for eyeglasses or contacts.
So, no, a non-ophtho md cannot write a glasses rx for you.
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not well
They probably technically could, but they wouldn't know what the numbers mean and couldn't update the prescription to give you your best vision.

In brief: Not well
They probably technically could, but they wouldn't know what the numbers mean and couldn't update the prescription to give you your best vision.
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