Often confused with opticians and optometrists, ophthalmologists are, in simple terms, specialised doctors that diagnose and treat vision disorders and physical eye problems. Although optometrists and ophthalmologists can prescribe contact lenses, spectacles and medication, the latter is also trained in carrying out eye surgeries to correct eye problems. Therefore, when you develop a condition that is affecting your vision, you should go see an ophthalmologist. Nonetheless, considering that a good number of people tend to neglect this medical field since they only think of eye problems as the need for corrective eyewear, it is easy for some symptoms to go unchecked, and this could lead to irreparable damage to one's vision.
30 July 2020