Eye health is a complex subject full of subtleties that are often hard to grab. To help you get a clearer picture, here is an overview of the specific roles of each eye care professional. Plus, you can always count on the Opto-Réseau team for some advice or information, whether in one of our clinics or on our website or Facebook page.
An ophthalmologist is an eye specialist physician that can diagnose visual diseases, treat people with visual disorders, and that has undergone specialized medical training to perform surgery.
An optometrist is an eye care professional that can detect and diagnose visual disorders and vision problems (myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia, strabismus, etc.) The optometrist performs eye examination and assesses eye health.
An optician is the visual aid specialist that provides, adjusts and sells eyeglasses and contact lenses according to the prescription delivered by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.
Also, when you come to one of our clinics for a first visit, you will meet our certified optometric assistants. They assist opticians and optometrists for certain services. They will, among other things, help you make the final selection of a frame based on the optometrist or optician instructions, and take some of the required measurements.
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