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Ophthalmology Medical Assistant  Careers

Ophthalmology Medical Assistant Careers

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What You Did Not Know About Eye Care!

Eyes are one the most important organs in our body.

There are many health and medical issues regarding eye care and vision disorders

You need to know the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician so that you know whom to approach in case of medical issues and eye care.

Ophthalmologist  - is a medical doctor

He specialises in eye and vision care.
Ophthalmologists are different from optometrists and opticians

An ophthalmologist
Treats  eye diseases
Performs eye surgery
Prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses
Correct vision problems.

An optometrist is not a medical doctor.
Optometrists  provide primary vision care

They perform
Sight testing and correction
Management of vision changes

They are licensed to practice optometry,
Primarily  perform eye exams and vision tests
They prescribe and dispense corrective lenses

They detect eye abnormalities,
Prescribe  medications for certain eye diseases.


Opticians are technicians who are trained to verify, design, fit  eyeglass lenses, contact lenses frames and other devices to correct eyesight.

They use prescriptions which are supplied by  optometrists or ophthalmologists

They do not test vision
They do not  write prescriptions for visual correction.

They are not  permitted to diagnose and  treat eye diseases.

Ophthalmology Medical Assistant  Careers

USA Universities for  Ophthalmology

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - University of Miami

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Harvard University

Stein and Doheny Eye Institute - UCLA

Wills Eye Institute - Thomas Jefferson University

Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins University



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