Should you let an optometrist operate on your eyes? The difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists – Audio
After the brain, the human eye is the most complicated organ in the body. It is for this reason that a graduating doctor must spend at least another four more years after medical school to become an ophthalmologist.
Unfortunately, some states are passing laws that allow optometrists to provide eye treatments that they aren’t qualified to do, and this can put patients at risk. Today, we are joined by Laurie Barber MD, an ophthalmologist and the chair of Safe Surgery Arkansas, to explain the differences between types of eye doctors and to help patients know how to protect their vision and their health.