Many patients become confused about the different types of eye doctors and which one they should see. The eye doctors here at Val-u-Vision are optometrists. Think of them as the primary care doctors of your eyes. They each have undergraduate degrees and have attended four years of optometry school.
Eye doctors or optometrists are trained to not only perform comprehensive eye exams but to also identify and treat diseases and disorders of the eye. So when you come in to Val-u-Vision for annual eye exam, our eye doctors can prescribe glasses and contacts as well as treat infections or diseases that they may find throughout the exam. When the eye doctor feels that surgery or further evaluation is needed they will then refer the patient out to an Ophthalmologists or medical eye doctor.
Ophthalmologists are medical eye doctors who have done their fellowship in Ophthalmology. Many ophthalmologists specialize in certain diseases of the eye like glaucoma, corneal diseases and retinal diseases. Ophthalmologists also perform surgeries on the eyes (refractive surgery and cataract surgery).
When you come in for your annual comprehensive eye exams, our eye doctors will evaluate your eyes thoroughly and determine what type of correction is best for you. They will also examine the health of your eyes and determine if you many need any further treatment or a referral to an Ophthalmologists for further evaluation.
Call Val-u-Vision today to schedule your eye exam whether it is for glasses, contacts or just the general health of your eyes for the New Year.