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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YAG Laser Capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy: Sight for Sore Eyes

If you’ve had cataract surgery, you most likely haven’t had any vision issues since then. However, about 20 percent of those who have undergone cataract surgery develop a condition called posterior capsular opacification (PCO), which clouds your vision. If you have PCO, there is an option to treat it: a procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. In this blog, we’ll talk about what PCO and YAG laser capsulotomy are, why you might need this procedure, and what you can expect from the surgery.

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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.


 

Williamson ThumbnailAt Williamson Eye Institute, we are committed to preserving and protecting our patients’ eye health throughout their lives. To find out more, visit our website or call our office to schedule a personal consultation. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.