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General Services Provided by Eye Doctors

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 28, 2011 8:02:00 PM

Although most people may think that eye doctors do nothing but deal with appointments of people needing glasses and contacts, they actually do a whole lot more. Even general eye evaluations entail examining the health of the eye and looking for any potential concerns. Take for example, someone needing contacts for the first time; in addition to the evaluation, the doctor will need to provide additional services. This can include training on how to insert and remove contacts and providing general care information as well as diagnosing and solving any fit problems. They also need to know which type of contacts would be best for their patient as there are many varieties, including toric, multifocal, soft disposable, keratoconus, rigid gas permeable, monovision and irregular-shaped lenses for individuals with corneas that have suffered disease or surgery.

Other Things Eye Doctors Check For

Although all eye doctors don’t provide every specialty service, you can rest assured that those at Master Eye Associates handle a broad range of concerns and procedures. Refractive surgery management is available and they are qualified to diagnose and treat glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, nutritional counseling, visual field defects, pink eye, diabetes eye exams, muscle imbalance testing, blepharitis, keratoconus, disorders of the vitreous, pellucid marginal degeneration, macular degeneration, corneal disease and uveitis.

Topics: Eye Physicians, Eye Care Services

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