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Does anyone know the difference between

an optomologist and an ophthamologist?

I looked it up but it's a lot of medical info and doesn't sound like it's all that different. I thought maybe someone here would know the exact distinction and put in into dumb person terms.


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Asked by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Health

Answers (7)
  • no here is a bump

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:03 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Google?

    Answer by meooma at 2:03 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • An optometrist s licensed to provide primary eye care services such as diagnose common eye ailments vision exams and perscribe glasses. . A Ophthalmologists 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.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:04 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • ^^^ Good answer, But_Mommie

    Answer by vicesix at 2:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • One difference is that an ophthamologist does major eye surgery while an optomologist does minor surgery. ophthamologist is also required to to a 3 year residency, while optomogist has the option :)

    Answer by yesmaam at 2:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 2:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • yup... the levels of "knowledge" is the only difference

    Answer by asil at 9:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

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