Reasons to Visit an Ophthalmologist

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Don't ignore any changes to your vision or issues with your eyes as they could indicate an underlying problem, and as with any other health concern, the earlier it is detected and treated usually the easier it is to correct. There are different types of eye doctors, and although all are important, not everyone performs the same services, so if you are concerned about the health of your eyes look no further than the top field-leading ophthalmologists in Santa Monica, CA, the experts of Santa Monica Eye Medical Group.


There are three common types of specialists who are there to care for your eyes, typically these involve opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. An optometrist is a doctor you see on a regular basis for yearly eye exams to help prevent and treat a variety of eye-related conditions. Primarily they will prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, and an optician, who usually works with your optometrist, will fill out the order and give you your new glasses and contacts.

An optometrist can also prescribe medication and treat certain eye conditions, but when these are serious you will usually be transferred to an ophthalmologist. Your optometrist may still be involved in post-surgical care and may perform other minor surgeries, but the majority of surgical treatments and care are handled by your ophthalmologist, who is trained in state-of-the-art surgical techniques to restore and improve your vision.

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An ophthalmologist can care for your eyes when you're dealing with serious eye conditions such as cataracts, or glaucoma, or if you require pterygium surgery, among other medical and surgical interventions. They can examine and diagnose your eyes for these and other conditions and offer the required treatment.

For any serious eye conditions, or to prevent them, you want to turn to the top ophthalmologists serving the areas of Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisades, CA, schedule a consultation today with Santa Monica Eye Medical Group by dialing (310) 829-5475.

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