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What Is Optometry?

Optometry is a healthcare profession that deals with the eyes and the visual system.

A practitioner of optometry is referred to as an optometrist, or Doctor of Optometry. An optometrist is a healthcare professional and eye specialist who performs a variety of medical services related to the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Dr. Semaan is a board certified optometrist with the highest level of optometric licensure for diagnosing and treating eye disease. As one of California’s top eye doctors, Dr. Semaan:

What is the difference between an optometrist, an ophthalmologist, and an optician?

Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians are all eye care specialists. However, they differ in their level of training and the type of care that they provide.

All three types of eye specialists are necessary for the comprehensive care of the eyes. However, the routine eye exam begins with an optometrist. If you are unsure about which eye care professional you should consult, contact Beach Eye Medical Group in Orange County, California. Our expert staff will be happy to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment with one of our qualified eye professionals.