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Are they? I dont think they are but i may be wrong. Also are'nt ophthalmologists eye doctors, and what surgeries can an optometrists perform
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Are they? I dont think they are but i may be wrong. Also are'nt ophthalmologists eye doctors, and what surgeries can an optometrists perform
Optometrists are not eye doctors. They are the ones fitting you with glasses and performing eye health checks. I have worked with optometrists who perform more intense procedures in hospital but they are few and far between
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Ophthalmologists are "eye-health-doctors", they preform surgeries and procedures concerning eye health.
Optometrists are "vision doctors", they fit eyeglasses, contact lenses and they work more on your eyesight and not the health of the eye itself.
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Ophthalmologists are "eye-health-doctors", they preform surgeries and procedures concerning eye health.
Optometrists are "vision doctors", they fit eyeglasses, contact lenses and they work more on your eyesight and not the health of the eye itself.
That's wrong, optometrists are trained enough to diagnose illnesses of the eye. They don't just correct vision, for eg, my brother (an optom) has diagnosed papilloedema, retinal tears, tumours etc. They have sufficient knowledge to spot illnesses and refer them to the correct doctor or hospitals.

People come to an optom when they have sore eyes, headaches etc. Their job consists more than just "Is it better with, or without". 😂
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That's wrong, optometrists are trained enough to diagnose illnesses of the eye. They don't just correct vision, for eg, my brother (an optom) has diagnosed papilloedema, retinal tears, tumours etc. They have sufficient knowledge to spot illnesses and refer them to the correct doctor or hospitals.
I said work more, while they are trained enough to diagnose eye health conditions they are not qualified to treat them or preform eye surgeries.
I'm an optometrist too.
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I said work more, while they are trained enough to diagnose eye health conditions they are not qualified to treat them or preform eye surgeries.
I'm an optometrist too.
Can't argue with that haha
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