An ophthalmologist usually referred to as an eye doctor or eye surgeon may be consulted if you have an eye condition or visual issue. Ophthalmologists are professionals that manage all elements of medical eye care, including diagnosis, treatment, surgery, prescription of glasses and contact lenses, as well as eye medications. What distinguishes them from orthoptists and optometrists? University-trained eye care specialists known as optometrists analyze patients’ eyes, prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, and fit those lenses. They can offer guidance on vision issues and do screenings for diseases like glaucoma. While ophthalmologists can diagnose and treat more serious eye illnesses, optometrists can only handle minor eye issues and will refer you to one if your condition is so severe.
Orthoptists are medical experts with a focus on identifying and treating eye movement problems, including strabismus and double vision in both children and adults. They are responsible for providing care for patients with low vision, neurological visual abnormalities, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye ailments. Because there are more individuals than ever in need of eye care, an ophthalmologist office is often busy. As technology develops, gadgets and blue light have contributed to an increase in eye problems. Know more about ophthalmologists in this video.