The branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and care of eye diseases and disorders is called Ophthalmology. The person who we call Eye M.D. is actually an ophthalmologist. Although there are certain types of specialists that deal with the eyes and vision care, an ophthalmologist deals with a broader and more serious medical eye care.
Ophthalmologists— in comparison with optometrists and opticians— underwent intensive medical studies and are licensed to perform medical surgeries. Optometrists on the other hand, are healthcare professionals and not doctors. They provide care and diagnosis through sight-testing and correction; they are the ones whom you go to when you need to have your eyes checked to get eyeglass prescriptions. Opticians are designers who fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses and other corrective devices.
Paddy Kalish, OD
NBEO, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
TMOD, Treament and Management of Ocular Disease
Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Paddy Kalish, OD,JD trained in Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, Mass. and at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Kalish has further specialized in Orthokeratology, an innovative non-surgical refractive terapy for Myopia. Dr. Kalish has done serveral national TV interviews in topics ranging from Cataract Surgery to Computer vision syndromes.
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