How To Choose An Eye Care Specialist

How To Choose An Eye Care Specialist

For any treatment of eyes and any problems with eye care, one must visit an optometric doctor or an opthamologist. An opthamologist is essentially an eye doctor who specializes in the prevention of eye disease and injury as well as the surgical care & maintenance of the visual system. Your ophthalmologist must be fully qualified to provide treatment of eyes which spans from eye exams, medical diagnosis and treatment of disease and visual complications that arise due to other diseases.

An optometrist is trained to diagnose, examine and treat  diseases of the eye. Unlike your opthamologist, your optometrist hasn’t attended medical school, the difference being that the optometrist cannot perform your eye surgical procedures and may recommend you to a n opthamologist when faced with a disease they aren’t trained to treat. Your optometric doctor is also the one who tests your eyesight and can detect the presence of any visual problems and may prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, medicine or even eye excercises to treat what ails you.
If you’ve been prescribed contact lenses, there are a few steps you need to follow inorder to care for ‘em. You need to be mindful and wash your hands before you touch your eyes or your contact lenses, any residue dust, dirt, moisturizer or particles can be particularly painful and cause irritation. Wear yoiur contact lenses as prescribed, ensure that you don’t fall asleep while you have your contact lenses on. Always use clean solution and a clean case to store your contact lenses. Clean your contact lenses after every single use. If you’re applying makeup, put on your contact lenses before you do so, inorder to avoid cross contamination. While removing makeup, ensure that you have washed and dried eyes thoroughly before removing your contact lenses, then you can proceed to remove your make up.

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