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An Ophthalmologist is a trained medical doctor (MD) with extensive medical training in eye and vision care. They are qualified to examine, diagnose, treat a wide range of eye diseases and manage conditions. They are experts and licensed to carry out medical and surgical intervention. They are also qualified to give prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are highly skilled and see patients of all ages including premature babies and the elderly.
The Orthoptist is a fully qualified Allied Health Professional . They are key members of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals working closely with the Consultant Ophthalmologist and Optometrist in the hospital setting.
An Orthoptist, is not a medical doctor. They are specialised to examine patients that include babies, children to adults with eye problems that involves diagnosis and treatment of the muscles of the eye (ocular motility), amblyopia (a lazy eye), strabismus (squints) and binocular vision (single and 3D vision) and low vision care. Orthoptists also work in the community health centres and screen vision in schools.
An Optometrists is a fully qualified Allied Health Professional. They are key members of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals working closely with the Consultant Ophthalmologist and Orthoptist in the hospital setting.
An Optometrist is not a medical doctor. They are specialised to provide primary care that would involve performing eyesight tests and examination, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, low vision care, screening and detecting certain eye abnormalities of which they would then refer to the hospital for further examination. Optometrists also work independently in the High Street