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Optometrist VS Ophthalmologist

Think about your Optometrist as your primary care doctor for your eyes. Optometrists spend 4 years getting their undergrad degree and another four years in optometry school. They then have 3 rounds of board exams to pass to receive their Doctorate in Optometry. Optometrists are your friendly family eye doctor.

Scope of practice (Texas):

  • Glasses prescription
  • Contact lens prescription
  • Specialty contact lens prescription
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment
  • Oral medication
  • Oral steroid prescriptions...

Styes eye infections are a common and uncomfortable form of eye infection. Find out what at stye is, what are the signs and symptoms and when to call your optometrist. There are serious complications for ignoring a stye.

Stye: infected oil gland affecting your top or bottom eye lid. oil glands are scientifically called meibomian glands, but oil glands with suffice!

Official name: hordeolum

Signs & Symptoms of a Stye

Signs: swollen bump on the outer rim of the eye lid where the lid meets the lashes; can look similar to a pimple; redness, and swelling of...