Optician vs. Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: What’s the Difference?

If you’re experiencing frequent eye irritation or unusual vision changes, do you make an appointment with your optician, optometrist, or your ophthalmologist? What if you need to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, update your current lens prescription, or adjust the nose pads on your glasses? Would you call the same office?

Opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists all specialize in eye care, however one may be better suited for a specific situation than another. This chart will help you determine which one you need the next time you make an appointment.

Optician vs. Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: What's the Difference?Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice in Knoxville, TN and Morristown, TN dedicated to providing quality eye care to patients whose needs range from routine comprehensive eye examinations to complex eye surgeries. To meet our doctors and learn more about our specialities, visit our website or give us a call at 865-579-3920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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