“I am delighted to provide excellent vision care here in my hometown of Mount Vernon. Vision is a gift that we often take for granted and one that cannot be replaced. My goal and passion is to help each of you maintain your best possible sight so that you can live a life that is brighter, happier, and healthier.”Read
What are Optometrists?
Optometrists are primary eye care physicians that diagnose and treat primary eye and vision conditions. Primary eye care includes: refractive prescriptions for glasses and contact lens, red eye treatment, foreign body removal, and primary eye disease management. As the scope of optometry continues to expand, additional areas of specialized focus also include: pediatric eye care, binocular vision therapy, specialty contact lenses, dry eye treatment, advanced disease management (in collaboration with ophthalmology), surgical co-management (also in collaboration with ophthalmology), product development, and research. Just as family doctors and primary care physicians are your first stop in taking good care of your health, optometrists are your first step in taking great care of your eyes.
What is a pediatric optometrist?
A pediatric optometrist is an optometrist with additional equipment, training, and experience specific to children’s eye exams, vision conditions, and treatment.
People are often confused about the titles and roles of optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians…. So let’s to simplify…
Optometrist: As described above, an eye doctor that specializes in primary vision and eye care, including: refractive, red eyes, disease management and co-management, vision therapy, and surgical co-management.
Ophthalmologist: A medical doctor that specializes in eye care. While some practice general ophthalmology and include primary services, most focus on secondary (disease and medical management) and territory (surgical) services and sub-specialize in their area of choice: Anterior segment (LASIK, PRK, cataract surgery, etc), Posterior segment (vitreous, and retina), Pediatric, Oculoplastics, etc.
Optician: A specially trained technician that designs custom glasses based on patient needs and refractive prescription. Some also work with contact lens education and dispensing.
Bring it together: Often all three specialist work in practice together, refer to, or co-manage with each other. This is because eyes are amazingly complex and deserve the best of care!
*Please note that this is not an exhaustive description of each specialty… just a simple explanation…
Scheduling an appointment with our Optometrist can easily be done by phone or online. Are you ready to take that first step towards great eye care?