Many people start their search for an eye doctor near them, but quickly find there are different types of eye doctors with various skill sets and specialities. It is important to find the best eye doctor for your personal needs. We have created a “EYE DOCTOR FINDER” to help you locate the eye doctor right for you once you choose the type you need.

Optometrist

Optometrists take care of primary health care for the eye. After college, they spent 4 years in a professional program and got a doctor of optometry degree.

Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor.

Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology. The credentials include a degree in medicine, followed by additional four to five years of residency training in ophthalmology.

Dry Eye Doctor

While an ophthalmologist can treat and diagnose all eye diseases, a local optometrist is licensed to practice optometry, which for the most part involves treating Chronic Dry Eye often in-patient with an amniotic patch from a vendor like EyeCyte.

Eye Surgeon

Eye Surgeons often do:

What are some types of eye surgery?

  • Blepharoplasty. To repair droopy eyelids, the doctor makes a small incision or incisions to remove skin and muscle and to remove or reposition fat.
  • Cataract surgery. …
  • Corneal transplant. …
  • Glaucoma surgeries. …
  • LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis). …
  • Retina surgeries. …
  • Eye muscle surgery which are done in a c-suite or medical facility not just an office like an optomitris might use.

Laski Eye Doctor

Are There Different Types of LASIK?

  • Standard LASIK & IntraLASIK. During LASIK, a flap is cut into your cornea. …
  • Custom LASIK. Since LASIK was created, it has been helping people see better. …
  • PRK. It would be fantastic if the benefits of LASIK could be offered to everybody.

Amniotic Patch Eye Doctor

In-office trained optometrists may place an amniotic patch for severe or chronic dry eye, tears or scratches where swelling may cause problems. It is a very quick procedure using an amniotic patch for the main part of the procedure.

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Genetic Testing

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