Learn the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist to choose an eye care professional.

What’s the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

When looking for an eye care specialist, most people just search for an eye doctor. But did you know that could mean two different things?

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are both eye care professionals who can help patients like you with a variety of needs. With different educational backgrounds, they may serve different patients. To choose the best option for you, you should first know what the differences are between the two eye care professionals.

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2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

 

The excellent doctors and staff from the Williamson Eye Institute were excited to accept the J&C’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Ophthalmologist in Lafayette. We strive to provide top-quality care and the latest technologies for our patients.

This photo was taken at the Readers Choice Awards on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Bob Rohrman Toyota in Lafayette, Indiana.


 

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When You Should “See” About Getting an Exam

Your eyes are important to everything you do. But they’re often taken for granted. It’s regular and expected to meet with a physician whenever anything doesn’t feel right with our bodies, so why don’t we take this precaution with our eyes? Eye check-ups are important for everyone! We want to help you understand when to get an eye checkup, whether it’s routine or for a special scenario:

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