What is an Ophthalmologist?
Whom should you see when it’s time for an eye examination? Do you call an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician? They all provide different aspects of eye care, and it’s a good idea to know the differences. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and in preventing eye disease. This EyeMD undergoes many years of medical education and training, and is licensed by a state regulatory board to practice medicine and surgery as well as deliver routine eye care. Both Dr. Serdahl and Dr. Jones are EyeMDs.
An optometrist (O.D.) is an eye care provider who examines and screens for diseases and disorders of the eye. Optometrists prescribe, fit and glasses and contact lenses. An optometrist cannot perform surgery, but sometimes works with an ophthalmologist on post-surgical care.
Opticians make lenses, frames, and contacts lenses. They analyze and interpret prescriptions and determine the lens best suited for the patient.
Our office, located at 4925 J Street in Sacramento has all three professionals allowing us to provide the high quality of care our patients expect!