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June 25, 2015

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West Coast Optical Explains the Role Your Optometrist Plays in Your Health Care

Some confusion exists between the terms "optometrist", "ophthalmologist", and the good old-fashioned "eye doctor." Technically, the two first terms are classifications of types of eye doctors. The difference is that the primary duty of an optometrist is to prescribe glasses and contact lenses and evaluate the general visual health of his patients. An ophthalmologist, on the other hand, is more of a specialist that focuses on more serious conditions and surgical procedures. (more…)