Optometrist Monmouth County NJ

A Optometrist Monmouth County NJ is a healthcare provider who specializes in caring for your eyes. They examine, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders that affect your eyes and vision. Optometrist is pronounced op-TOM-meh-trisst.

Is an optometrist a doctor?

Optometrists aren’t medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DO). Optometrists have a doctor of optometry (OD) degree and attend optometry school instead of medical school.

What does an optometrist do?

Optometrists diagnose and treat eye diseases and vision problems. They perform eye exams to identify any problems in your vision. Optometrists can prescribe many of the most common treatments you’ll need to correct your vision, including:

What kinds of eye problems does an optometrist treat?

Optometrists treat and diagnose common health and vision issues, including: They can also diagnose diseases that affect your eye, including: They don’t perform surgery, so you might need to visit an ophthalmologist if you need an operation on your eyes.

When should I have my eyes examined?

Having your eyes and vision checked regularly can help your optometrist or other healthcare provider identify problems right away. How often you should get your eyes checked usually depends on your age:
  • Kids: An eye care specialist should check your child’s eyes during their first year of life, and then every one to two years after that.
  • Adults 18-55: every one to two years
  • Adults older than 55: Every year
You might need your eyes checked more often than this if you wear glasses, contacts or need another type of visual aid. Ask your optometrist or provider if you need eye exams more often.

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