Ophthalmologists are “…medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.” In the US, this requires four years of college, four years of medical school, one year general internship, three years of residency, then optional fellowship for 1 to 2 years (typically 12–14 years of education after high school). An ophthalmologist can perform all the tests an optometrist can and in addition is a fully qualified medical doctor and surgeon. Ophthalmologists undergo extensive and intensive medical and surgical exams to qualify and entrance criteria to a training program is highly competitive. You can be sure you are receiving the highest quality of care at The Heyde Eye Center!
Routine vision care is the examination of the eyes, with or without dilation, to determine the health of the eyes and related structures, visual acuity, and determination of the patient’s refractive state, prescribing corrective lenses if necessary. In simple terms, eye care professionals, Optometrists or Ophthalmologists, who have specialized diagnostic equipment, check vision, screen for disease, and update prescriptions for eyewear.
Routine vision care coverage includes a comprehensive eye exam. Depending on plan design, it may also provide coverage for hardware (frames, lenses and contact lenses). In some cases, a routine vision exam can transition to a medical eye exam if during the course of the examination the eye care professional discovers a condition that requires additional testing or a special diagnostic procedure. Routine exams are exams deisgned to determine whether or not glasses or contantacts are necessary and to check the overall health of your vision and e
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