Do you find yourself leaning closer to your computer screen? Are you getting headaches while reading that novel you just can’t put down? Perhaps you need to schedule an appointment with an optometrist. Optometrists measure your eyesight and can prescribe eyewear and contact lenses. They also can diagnose a variety of eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts. They are generally the primary eye care provider, and can assist you if you need an ophthalmologist.
Did you miss the catch and the baseball hit you in the eye? Did you try to break your childhood record of longest time staring at the Sun? Hopefully you won’t have to see an ophthalmologist. But if you do, then it’s good to know that they’re eye care specialists. They not only can prescribe eyewear and contact lenses, they treat eye diseases, and can also perform a range of surgeries. Some ophthalmologists actually do scientific research.
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