It’s time to have an eyesight test, so let’s visit the eye Doctor.
Some of us may have wondered what it means exactly to have an eye examination and who actually performs it.
Many of us believe there is a single Specialist who does it all, examines our eyes for problems, prescribes glasses/contact lenses and performs surgery, if needed.
Contrary to popular belief, there are different specialists within the eye department who perform the varied roles when it comes to eye care:
Orthoptic, optometric and ophthalmic eye examinations are each used for different purposes depending on the patient case.
So, who does what, when it comes to examinations?