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  • An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (OD) who specializes in the primary and medical

  • care of your eyes and visual system.

  • In general, optometrist complete 4 years of undergrad and 4 years of optometry school.

  • In addition, many optometrists do an optional 1 - 2 year residency or fellowship.

  • Add it up and that's a minimum of 8 - 10 years of education after high school.

  • Optometrists manage most diseases of the eye, prescribe you glasses and contact lenses,

  • evaluate how your eyes work together, and assist you with visual impairments all so

  • you can live your life to the fullest.

  • While the scope of medical care that can be provided by an optometrist varies in each

  • state (due to your state law), optometrists are trained on virtually all aspects of the

  • eye and visual system.

  • It's easiest to think of them as your primary eye doctors.

  • For example, if you had red, irritated eyes or were looking to be fit with contact lenses,

  • you could see an optometrist.

An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (OD) who specializes in the primary and medical

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Optometrists: Primary Eye Doctors

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