Eye Care Professionals
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There are three types of eye health professionals who are trained to care for the eyes of adults and children:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system. They also specialize in the prevention of eye disease and injury. Ophthalmologists can be either Doctors of Medicine (MD) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO).
Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the eyes and related structures, as well as vision information processing in humans. Optometry are trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision, Doctor of Optometry prescribe low vision, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, and contact lenses.
Opticians are trained professionals who analyze and interpret eye prescriptions; determine the lenses that best meet a person's needs; oversee ordering and verification of eye-related products from start to finish; fit, replace, adjust, repair and reproduce previously ordered contact lenses, eyeglasses and frames.