Eye Care Providers Topic Guide
Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist: There are a number of different types of eye care providers. Depending on the eye problems you're suffering from you may need the services of an opthamologist or an optometrist, as well as members of associated eye care fields. Associated fields of expertise include opticians, ocularists, and ophthalmic technicians.
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Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration is a disorder that includes a variety of eye diseases that affect your central vision. Symptoms of macular degeneration include blurred central vision, inability to see in dim light, distorted vision, and blind spots. Treatment may include vitamin supplements, laser treatment, exercise, smoking cessation, and anti-VEGF medications (for wet AMD).
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