Vision Care Articles
Learn more about the eyes, vision care and how to keep your eyes healthy with our Focused on Vision articles.
Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist? What's the Difference?
Ever wonder what's the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? Both are considered "eye doctors" and much of their training overlaps, but there are some major differences. Learn what differentiates the two types of eye doctors, and when you should see an ophthalmologist versus an optometrist. This article explains:
- The difference between the two types of eye doctors
- The types of procedures each is trained to perform
- When you should see an optometrist, and when you should see an ophthalmologist
Nine Signs You Need an Eye Exam
Even if you've had an eye exam in the past 24 months, if you experience any of these nine symptoms, you should schedule an eye exam. Learn about the nine most critical signs that a trip to the eye doctor (or emergency room) is in order.
- Sudden change in vision
- Visual disturbances/"floaters"
- Eye pain