What is an Optometrist?
An optometrist is a professional with a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. Most optometrist complete a 4-year undergraduate program or a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate education before enrolling in an O.D. program. Once enrolled, and O.D. program takes 4 more years of education. An optometrist provides the primary eye care for people. This means examining, diagnosing, and treating eye conditions.
What are typical complications with vision?
Some common conditions include:
- Macular Degeneration
What is the difference between an optometrist and an opthalmologist?
An optometrist provides routine eye care including yearly examinations, prescribing corrective lenses, or refilling medications for eye conditions. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D) who also provides surgical eye treats such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degenerations, and laser eye surgery.
Why should I have my eyes tested?
Many eye conditions can be asymptomatic, or not showing any symptoms. Annual eye exams allow an optometrist to diagnose eye conditions such as glacouma or macular degeneration. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholestoral, these common conditions can also effect vision which an optometrist will be able to diagnose and treat.
What insurance do you accept?
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, PETI programs, and UHC Spectera to cover the cost of eye exams and glasses