Is an Optometrist a Doctor? Professional2 weeks ago - Services - Dehra Dūn - 4 views
Many people often suffer from eyes plights such as weak eyesight, infection, allergy, etc. To cure such ailments people visit an optician, an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Opticians are technicians who design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses, frames and contact lenses.
Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care such as sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. Some people think that optometrists are doctors that cure eyes diseases but it is not so. An optometrist is not a medical doctor as he is not licensed to perform surgeries and operations. In fact, an ophthalmologist is a professional who is a medical doctor and diagnosis and treats all eye diseases with surgery and operation also.