Originally Posted by smoothy
No problem with that...sounds like a good plan to me.
Was your "Eye Dr. an Optometrist, or an Opthalmologist? It matters. The differences....
An ophthalmologist is a Medical Doctor who has an M.D. degree. That means he or she has gone through four years of medical school and at least one year of post-graduate general medical and surgical training and is a fully trained physician who has then gone on to specialize in treatment of eye diseases by doing at least three years of extra training in ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist is, therefore, fully trained in all aspects of medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and has as well a complete background in general medicine.
An optometrist has a Doctor of Optometry degree from an optometry school which is usually four years of training in examining the eyes and treating certain types of visual and eye disorders. They do not have any background in general medicine, nor do they have any training in surgical management of eye diseases. They generally have some training in medical treatment, but it varies a great deal.
As a general rule, if you have nothing medically wrong with your eyes and just need glasses or contact lenses or general routine eye check-ups, an optometrist can provide that service. If you have anything actually wrong with your eyes or have a significnat eye or general medical problem, it is better to see an ophthalmologist.
Elliot Werner, M.D. Ophthalmology & Optometry: what is the difference between a optomotrist and a opthalmologist, surgical diagnosis, check ups
He's an opthalmologist I see yearly as EDS can affect the eyes.
Saw the gp with my daughter and while there he noticed my eyes "flitting about" as he put it so I explained my problem and he could feel the pulsing as my eyes moved. He is going to speak to my regular GP ahead of my appointment with him next week to discuss a course of action