Archive for the ‘Optometrist’ Category

How To Find The Best Eye Doctor In Maine

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Eye ExamThe National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends the following ways to find the best optometrist for you:

  1. Check with family and friends to recommend an experienced optometrist.
  2. Check with your insurance company for a list of optometrists covered under your plan.
  3. The optometric association can be contacted for a list of eye doctors.
  4. You can call the hospital for details if they have an optometry department.
  5. Ask other health professionals including your family doctor, dentist, pharmacist, or nurse.

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By Dr. Cook, O.D.

An Optometrist Beyond The Optical

Monday, March 28th, 2011

OPTOMETRIST

This post will describe what an Optometrist does beyond the optical of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists detect, diagnose, and treat vision conditions and eye diseases.

MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Procedures to remove foreign bodies such as metal from the surface of the eye or under the eyelid.

PRE-OPERATIVE AND POST-OPERATIVE MANAGMENT

Pre-operative and post-operative care for Lasik and cataract eye surgery.

DIAGNOSING EYE DISEASES

Cataracts, diabetic eye complications, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal tears and detachments can all be detected through routine eye examinations by an optometrist.

MANAGEMENT OF EYE DISEASES

Conjunctivitis, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis are just some of the eye diseases that are routinely managed by optometrists.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.