Even if you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, you should have a regular eye doctor. However, you may wonder whether you need to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. The experienced team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC includes both types of eye doctors, which means you always get the best possible eye care. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, North Wales, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today for complete eye care.
An optometrist serves as your primary care doctor for your eyes. The optometrists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC all hold a doctor of optometry (OD) degree, which requires successful completion of a four-year postgraduate program.
The optometry team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC check vision, monitor your eyes for health concerns, and provide prescriptions for corrective eyewear. They also provide prescription medication to manage eye conditions such as glaucoma or dry eyes, and can refer you to one of the ophthalmologists for more targeted eye care if needed.
The optometrists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC also work closely with the ophthalmologists at the office, providing pre- and post-surgical care.
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor with a specialty in eye care. The ophthalmologists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC completed four years of medical school plus an additional three or more years of residency training to earn their highly specialized degree.
The ophthalmologists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC conduct eye exams, diagnose and treat eye conditions, and provide prescriptions for vision correction. The primary difference between the optometrists and ophthalmologists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC is that the ophthalmologists can perform surgical procedures, such as LASIK, glaucoma, or cataract surgery.
If your eyes and vision are in good health, it may simply be a matter of personal preference if you’d rather see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for your basic eye care needs. However, as a full-service eye care practice, the team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC can help you determine the best type of eye doctor for you and make the appropriate referral. For example, you may need to see the ophthalmologist if you already have a medical eye problem, such as glaucoma.
No matter which type of eye doctor you see, the team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC work together with you to ensure you get the best care possible, whether your primary eye doctor is an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
To schedule an appointment with an eye doctor today, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, or use the online booking feature.