What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?

Optometry and Ophthalmology are both fields of eye care, however, Ophthalmologists have a medical degree and Optometrists do not. Optometry is the practice or profession of examining the eyes, by means of suitable instruments or appliances, for defects in vision and eye disorders in order to prescribe corrective lenses or other appropriate treatment. An Optometrist has a Doctor of Optometry degree from an optometry school. Ophthalmology is the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors and is able to do everything an optometrist does as well as perform various eye surgeries such as cataract surgery and LASIK surgery.

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