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Posted on 09-19-2016
When you need services from an eye doctor in Jacksonville, which should you seek: an optometrist, ophthalmologist or optician? Learn more about what an optometrist does to decide if the Jacksonville optometrist at VAL-Uvision can help.
An optometrist’s job is to examine your eyes, diagnose and treat eye diseases, and test for vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you need glasses or contacts, our optometrist is the eye doctor to see.
If you want LASIK or other eye surgery to correct vision problems, you need to see an ophthalmologist. If you need help being fitted with eyeglasses or contacts, you need help from an optician.
Doctors of optometry are required to complete a four-year undergraduate degree and then four more years at a college of optometry where they study the eye, its structures, and how to diagnose diseases and vision problems. Then, optometrists undergo intense clinical training, similar to that of medical doctors and dentists, to become licensed.
All optometrists at VAL-Uvision have completed the schooling, training and licensure required to practice in the state of Florida. Many have even gone above and beyond, serving on the board of directors and as presidents of esteemed optometric associations here in Jacksonville and elsewhere.
Optometrists are the eye doctors you should see yearly for eye exams. This preventative care is important for preserving your eye health and ensuring the sharpest vision.
Of course, it’s obvious you need to visit the eye doctor if your vision becomes blurry, you break your glasses, or you need to renew your contact lens prescription. But even if nothing seems wrong, you should still visit our optometrist Jacksonville annually to check for eye diseases. Early diagnosis makes treatment more effective so you can preserve your vision for years to come.
In general, no matter what eye care you need (aside from surgery) you can get it from our Jacksonville eye doctor. Here’s a partial list of the services we provide:
Visit one of our two Jacksonville optometry locations in Mandarin and Regency Park for quality eye care at VAL-Uvision! To learn more, call %CLIENT_PHONE% today.
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