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What is the difference between an eye specialist and optometrist?
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Rohini Rao
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In brief: Medical school
Optometrists attend optometry school and receive an od (not an md).
Ophthalmologists attend medical school and receive an md. Ophthalmologists can do complex eye surgeries and specialize in the different parts of the eye. Optomotrists can dilate eyes, measure eye pressure (glaucoma) eye chart/stigmatism check to refract lens.

In brief: Medical school
Optometrists attend optometry school and receive an od (not an md).
Ophthalmologists attend medical school and receive an md. Ophthalmologists can do complex eye surgeries and specialize in the different parts of the eye. Optomotrists can dilate eyes, measure eye pressure (glaucoma) eye chart/stigmatism check to refract lens.
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