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What type of doctor should I see to treat myopia?

There are three types of professionals who provide eye care: ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. In the case of diagnosis and treatment, you would probably see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in vision diagnosis and treatment. An optometrist conducts eye tests, diagnoses vision impairments and prescribes glasses/contacts. Both of these doctors can diagnose and treat myopia. Only an ophthalmologist can perform surgery.

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