Moustache Kansas State Fan GEAUX TIGERS Member since May 2008 16923 posts
re: cost of eye dr appointment without insurance (Posted on 8/28/09 at 1:43 pm to CaptainTree)
Um....if you're just looking to get glasses and not checking for any eye problems or anything an optometrist is CONSIDERABLY cheaper than an optomologist. The only real difference is one can operate, one cannot.
Optometrist should be able to get you for $50 or less.
medtiger USA Fan Cubs Fan Member since Sep 2003 16709 posts
re: cost of eye dr appointment without insurance (Posted on 8/28/09 at 1:48 pm to Moustache)
quote: The only real difference is one can operate, one cannot.
The only real similarity is that an optometrist knows how to refract and prescribe glasses/contacts. While they have the ability to treat medical diseases of the eye, if you see an optometrist for your eye care, and he's prescribing you something other than glasses/contacts (i.e., eye drops) for any disease of the eye, you should go see an ophthalmologist to make sure you're being treated correctly.
There is a huge difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, and it involves a shitload more than being able to operate.