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To: SeekAndFind

You obviously knows NOTHING about optometrists, as shown in your lack of knowledge in the inaccuracies stated. Let me clear up a few things for you. Optometry school and medical school are BOTH 4 years after college. The difference? Optometry school teaches about eyes and ocular disease the whole time. Medical school teaches about the body and you are NOT an eye specialist when you graduate. Optometry school includes 3 years of class, and medical school only includes 2 years of classes. So who are better primary eyecare specialists? Optometrists. Who are trained to be eye surgeons? Ophthalmologists after completing surgical residencies. Optometrists ARE trained to perform minor surgical procedures. Not over a couple of weeks or months, but YEARS in optometry school. We are trained in lasers, injections, and many superficial surgical techniques. We would never consider undertaking major intraocular surgery. You are very misinformed on the training of your eye doctors, apparently. Optometrists are trained physicians too, certified to do injections (nurses do injections) and trained in laser procedures. Medicare classifies us as physicians and reimburses us accordingly. Hope this helps to make up for your ignorance.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 9:20:44 PM PDT by frito (Optometrists are MEDICAL PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS)
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To: frito

Don’t know who this “you” you are referring to is in your post. But if it’s to me, then you’re obviously talking to the wrong person.

I only post the article, your argument is with the author.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 6:55:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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