Optometrists examine the eyes for any defects or abnormalities that would affect eyesight. They can diagnose and manage various eye diseases, but any disorders detected outside of their treatment scope are referred to ophthalmologists, who are eye doctors that can perform surgery, laser therapy and can otherwise medically treat eye disease.
Optometrists traditionally are the doctors that prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contacts.
Symptoms and Treatments for Eye Issues?
Retinal photography assists eye doctors in comparing future visits with a detailed image of the eye. Common eye care issues are red eye, eye allergies, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Eye exams are recommended yearly to check for any eyesight changes. Eyeglasses and contacts must be prescribed and fitted to the individual’s needs. Dilating the pupil will assist eye doctors in being able to see spots that might have otherwise gone undetected.
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