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Get to Know Your Eye Care Team

Eye doctors have various specialties and expertise. Knowing which type of eye doctor to visit will save you time, effort, and financial resources. Below are the most common types of eye doctors that you will most likely visit in the course of your lifetime.

The Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists, by and large, has finished medicine in college and has undergone at least 8 additional years in college. An ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat eye diseases as well as perform eye surgeries. Furthermore, they can also prescribe and fit eyeglasses and lenses for various vision problems.

The Optometrist

Optometry involves eye exams, performing vision tests, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting certain eye diseases. However, keep in mind that optometrists are not medical doctors per se but they are actually licensed to perform the aforementioned responsibilities after completing 4 years of optometry.

The Optician

After seeing an ophthalmologist or optometrist, you may be referred to an optician. This member of the eye care team is responsible in designing, correcting, and fitting lenses, frames, and contact lenses. Opticians, however, are not allowed to diagnose or treat eye conditions.

Meet Your Las Cruces Eye Care Team

At Fillmore Eye Clinic, our team of highly trained and experienced medical experts have remained steadfast in offering customers trusting care, the latest technology, and the highest quality products, all at a fair and competitive price. Call us at 1-800-323-4764. You can also fill out this contact form for personal consultations. We look forward to your visit!

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