Are they different from orthoptists and optometrists? Eye care professionals trained at universities known as optometrists study the eyes of patients. They prescribe contact lenses as well as eyeglasses and then fit the lenses. Optometrists are able to provide guidance and eye health screenings like Glaucoma. Optometrists have the ability to detect and treat severe conditions but they’re only able to treat minor problems.
Orthoptists are experts in medicine with their focus on the identification the causes and treatment of eye movement issues which include double and strabismus. vision, both in children and adults. They’re accountable for providing treatments for people with poor eyesight, neurological visual abnormalities, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye disorders. An ophthalmologist’s office can be quite busy as there are an increase in people who require treatment for vision than ever before. Technological advances have led to an increased number of eye conditions. This video explains more about eye doctors.