What is the difference between optician optometrist and ophthalmologist?

On the one hand, the optometrist optician is a primary healthcare professional.

Among the main functions of the Optician we highlight:

  • Detection, prognosis and treatment of refractive defects such as: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
  • Binocularity and accommodation abnormalities.
  • Visual therapy.
  • Low vision.
  • Contact lenses adaptation.
  • Control of myopia.

The ophthalmologist, on the other hand, is a doctor whose job is to carry out the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of diseases and pathologies of the visual system and of the adjoining structures.

Although they are two different types of health professionals, their main function is the same, and is to ensure the visual health of people. This is why their teamwork is essential.

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