Optometrist? Ophthalmologist? Optician? What is the difference?
An optometrist is a doctor of optometry who examines patients in order to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent diseases and disorders of the eye and vision system and its related structures. An optometrist may also provide, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses or subnormal vision devices for patients who require them.
An ophthalmologist is a physician who, upon graduation from medical school, undertakes several years of post-graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. As well as diagnosing and treating ocular disease either by medical or surgical means, ophthalmologists may offer oculo-visual assessment, which includes prescription for corrective lenses.
An optician provides, fits and adjusts eyeglasses, contact lenses or subnormal vision devices on the prescription of an optometrist or physician.
Full oculo-visual eye assessment:
Your eye exam will assess your vision, eye muscle function, coordination and balance, and ocular health (including screening for common eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration). Your candidacy for LASIK and contact lenses will also be discussed. At the end of your appointment a management plan will be implemented to keep your eyes as healthy as they can be.
Emergency/Urgent eye assessments:
Your eye assessment specifically assesses acute concerns such as visual disturbances, ocular injuries and infections. Appropriate medication may be prescribed.
Contact lens assessment:
Whether you want coloured lenses or the latest in contact lens technology we are sure to have your lens.
Visual Field Testing:
Whether it is for your driver’s license, glaucoma management or unspecified headaches, we offer a variety of visual field tests to assess your peripheral vision.
Infant and Children visual assessment:
It is never too early for your child to have an eye exam. Dr. Khan performs eye exams on infants and older. The exam is non-invasive, thorough and covered under OHIP. Your child does not need to know his/her letters or numbers to participate in the eye exam.
Laser-vision correction assessment:
Are you a candidate for LASIK? PRK? ICL? Dr. Khan will guide you into what vision correction surgery is best for you. She will also address your pre-operative and post-operative needs. She is affiliated with TLC as an approved doctor for pre and post-operative LASIK and PRK care.
Police Force vision tests, specialty driver’s license vision tests, Aviation license vision testing:
If you have specialised vision testing requirements for the police force or specialty drivers licences come in! We are more than happy to perform all necessary tests and fill out required forms.