February 2014 – MPO Cares | MPO Eyecare

Optician vs. Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the terms ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician. Optometrist and optician could be used interchangeably, but an ophthalmologist is a bit different. Opticians are not eye doctors and they cannot conduct eye exams. However, they are professionally trained when it comes to filling in prescriptions for eyeglasses and adjusting[…]