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Why You Should See an Optometrist Or Eye Doctor Rather Than a General Practitioner

An eye doctor is someone who gives a medical service related to the vision or eyes. It is typically any health care worker involved with eye care, from a physician with some minimal level of formal training to doctors with a PhD level of education. Eye doctors are also called upon for specific services such as treating eye diseases and conditions but also perform surgeries that deal with vision care such as refractive examinations. The most common eye diseases and conditions treated by an eye doctor are glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

When you go to get an examination, our eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and review your health history and examine your eyes to determine what the actual problem is. The results of the comprehensive eye exam will help our eye doctor to find out if you are likely to need corrective eyewear in the future and if so what type of eyewear would be suitable. One of the things that an eye doctor can do to help determine what the problem is to conduct a visual examination in a similar setting to where the visual tests were done. Our eye doctor may use light therapy to improve your eyesight. The use of laser technology has also been an effective tool to treat certain vision problems.