Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago

What is the Difference between an Optician, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    An optician is the person who makes the lenses for your glasses- using the prescription provided by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

    An optometrist is an eye specialist. He or she can examine your eyes and write out prescriptions for glasses.

    An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialized in eye care. He or she can do everything an optometrist does, but he can also diagnose and treat eye problems, and he can do surgery.

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