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When should I see an optometrist versus an ophthalmologist?

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  • ALee Duffner, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
    If you have no visual complaints and are in good general health, either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist could be a good choice. If you have medical problems, or if you are at risk for, suspect, or have been told that you have an eye disease, examination by an ophthalmologist may be a better choice.
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