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What is the Difference Between Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, and Opticians?

If you are in need of some kind of eye care, you might be wondering which health professional to call. Should you schedule an appointment with an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician? Depending on your needs, you might be able to get help from any of them or need to see specifically one of them. Though responsibilities differ and can overlap, they each have a role in providing vision care. Here’s a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the three.

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Types of Eye Drops and the Right Ones For Your Eyes

Which eye drops are best for eye irritation? There are several types of eye drops, including artificial tears, allergy relief, anti-redness, and rewetting drops for use with contacts. Some formulas of eye drops are a combination of those to address multiple issues, such as allergy & redness relief drops.

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The Many Ways Life is Better with LASIK

Life can be immensely better when you don’t need to wear corrective eyewear. Many activities and settings are more enjoyable without glasses, from the steam room to the ski slopes, swimming, running, and more.

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Why You Should Consider Premium Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Premium IOLs allow you to see better at multiple distances, greatly reducing the need for corrective lenses after cataract surgery. Another benefit of premium IOLs is their ability to correct astigmatism. Prior to recent developments, this wasn’t possible, and patients receiving IOLs still needed corrective lenses to treat astigmatism. But with the advent of toric design technology, patients with astigmatism can also enjoy the full benefits of cataract surgery.

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