My 3 year old daughter had her well check today and something we thought was a silly game, turned out to be a concern for her pediatrician. She is constantly crossing her eyes. He seemed to think that was a problem and suggested we see an eye doctor. I asked if we could see our family optometrist and he suggested a pediatric opthamologist.
Does anyone know what the difference is between the two? Thanks for your help!
An Optometrist is a health care professional who is licensed to provide primary eye care services and an optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry, an O.D.and an Ophthalmologist is an eye M.D., a medical doctor who is specialized in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. They may also be involved in eye research.
All three of my children see a pediatric Ophthalmologist
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