Doctor Oz did a show called Insiders Guide to Getting the Best for the Least. One segment Dr Oz did included the best places to get cheap glasses and senior discounts for eye checkups, plus help for Preventive Services like pap smears, colon cancer screenings, vaccinations and children’s check-ups.
Ophthalmologist Vs Optometrist Vs Optician
Dr Oz was joined by Dr. Mildred Olivier, an Ophthalmologist, who explained the difference between an Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist and an Optician. An Ophthalmologist is an eye medical doctor who can do more complicated exams and eye surgeries. An Optometrist can test if you are near sighted, far sighted, and give you glasses prescriptions. Sometimes an Optometrist can do exams for eye diseases too. An Optician just sells glasses and fills prescriptions, but cannot do any exams on your eyes.