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W H A T AR E T HE RO LES O F O P TOM E TR IS TS , O P H TH A LM OL OG IST S , A ND O P TIC I ANS ? Here is a description of each eye care professional to help you understand what you can expect from them. Optometrists: They recommend and fit glasses and contact lenses. Specialize in remedial vision care eye diseases and contact lenses. Optometrists can identify and recommend treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, conjunctivitis and retinal diseases. Optometrists are also responsible for pre and post-operative care for patients who through eye surgery. Ophthalmologist: Doctors of Medicine or MDs or Doctors of Osteopathy or DOs. They identify and treat eye circumstances such as diabetic retinopathy, iritis and optic neuritis that result from other diseases. Ophthalmologists dedicated to total eye care services including eye-related illness and surgery treatment. Some ophthalmologists also offer the services of wrinkle treatment and enhancing skin tone around the eyes and correcting drooping eyelids and skin tumors. Opticians: Fill lens medications written by ophthalmologists and optometrists. They evaluate the prescription, dispense, adjust, repair and replace eye glasses. While filling prescriptions, they measure the face and help the patient choose the right lens. If you have perspective issues and need a extensive eye health exam in Calgary, you need to see an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist who might work with an optician as a group to offer finish eye care.

For complete vision care of your family contact :

Glenmore Landing 1600 90 Ave., SW Calgary, Alberta T2V 5A8 (403) 255-2826


At the Glenmore Landing Vision Center your eye health and sight are important to us. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with high...

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