optometrist vs ophthalmologist

optometrist ophthalmologist


  • 1) a person trained and skilled in examining and testing the eyes for defects, in order to prescribe corrective lenses or treatment
  • 2) A person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.
  • 3) One who is skilled in or practices optometry, especially one who examines the eyes for defects in vision and prescribes the proper lenses to correct any defects discovered.
  • 4) a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
  • 5) One who measures the visual power; specifically, an optician without medical training, who fits eyeglasses.


  • 1) A medical doctor specializing in the eye: deficiencies of vision requiring correction, and diseases. Compare optometrist.
  • 2) A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.
  • 3) One skilled in ophthalmology; an oculist.
  • 4) a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
  • 5) One who is versed in ophthalmology. Also ophthalmist.


  • 1) Wednesday night I took out my contacts, put the right one on the edge of its holder and sawed it into strips by the screw-thread top, so Thursday had to call my optometrist for a new set.
  • 2) Apparently, one would only have to call the optometrist and s/he will come to you to take care of all of your optometric needs.
  • 3) He called the optometrist's office and was told the difference was being kept by the practice as a credit toward future visits.
  • 4) It would probably have taken me a year to get around to contacting everyone affected, but Dad’s already called her optometrist, dentist, and schoolteachers, old and new.
  • 5) He called the optometrist’s office and was told the difference was being kept by the practice as a credit toward future visits.
  • 6) Why wait until lunch when the optometrist would be inundated with people picking up their prescriptions?
  • 7) Then I could also pick up the eyeglasses I had ordered the night before at an optometrist on the concourse.
  • 8) However … now that I have figured out there is a restaurant in my burb called Freestyle Tout, (not trout, must see optometrist or remember to hit Enlarge Font) this seems reasonable.
  • 9) ‘Now, there are only 5,000 optometrists, 15,000 ophthalmic surgeons and 25,000 opticians.’
  • 10) ‘In Britain, there are two types of opticians - optometrists and dispensing opticians.’
  • 11) ‘We also ran a popular vision screening with an on-site optometrist who distributed donated eyeglasses that students had collected.’
  • 12) ‘Pennsylvania College's program will be based on a strong biomedical curriculum, similar to programs for physicians, dentists and optometrists.’
  • 13) ‘Many Americans regularly see their dentists, physicians and optometrists.’
  • 14) ‘The scope of optometric practice expanded in the 1970s as some states authorized optometrists to treat certain eye diseases with pharmaceuticals.’
  • 15) ‘This exam is generally administered by either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.’
  • 16) ‘Last time I checked there were no surgeons or optometrists at Starbucks.’
  • 17) ‘While the nutritional component of eye care is slowly catching on among traditional optometrists and ophthalmologists, other natural treatments have not been as popular.’
  • 18) ‘The development could take a couple of years, but they had submitted a timetable for improvement, and had involved local GPs, opticians and optometrists in the planning.’
  • 19) ‘He recommended buying sunglasses from reputable opticians with in-house optometrists, where a simple UV test can be performed.’
  • 20) ‘Co-management involves other ophthalmologists or optometrists who see you first and then refer you for surgery.’
  • 21) ‘Any deviations from acceptable performance require further examination by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.’
  • 22) ‘If glaucoma is suspected or if the patient is at high risk for developing glaucoma, referral to an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for further evaluation is essential.’
  • 23) ‘An optometrist can do these during a sight test.’
  • 24) ‘A simple way your optometrist or ophthalmologist can correct this is with reading glasses.’
  • 25) ‘I've been sleeping with my contact lenses in but the optometrist told me that I should be taking them out every night.’
  • 26) ‘We would also be willing to direct you to amply qualified optometrists, psychiatrists and educational institutions.’
  • 27) ‘A dispensing optician, she was accompanied by six optometrists for a fortnight, in Pune, in India.’
  • 28) ‘Your optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist for more complex eye problems, for special procedures and for conditions requiring surgery.’


  • 1) ‘The ophthalmologist or optometrist will determine when these tests are necessary.’
  • 2) ‘Go to an ophthalmologist every six months, keep your lenses clean.’
  • 3) ‘The biggest blow when you have macular disease is when the ophthalmologist tells you they have gone as far as they can.’
  • 4) ‘Ninety-nine of 229 patients consulted an ophthalmologist during therapy.’
  • 5) ‘A study of 10 cases identified in a survey of NSW ophthalmologists found eye injuries affected surfers aged from nine to 71 years.’
  • 6) ‘ophthalmologists who visit villages are mostly community based and may not specialise in retina.’
  • 7) ‘Medical graduates in Australasia can train to be ophthalmologists in about four years.’
  • 8) ‘I referred myself to three top ophthalmologists who all said, Oh, you've only got dry eyes.’
  • 9) ‘Videoconferencing allows interaction between emergency room personnel and a consultant ophthalmologist.’
  • 10) ‘Use eyedrops as needed: an ophthalmologist may need to be consulted for this.’

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