Ophthalmic assistant: Assists the doctor with the diagnosis of your child’s eye problem and administrative tasks
Neurophysiologist: Does ophthalmic research and specialized testing
Ophthalmologist: A medical doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vision problems and eye diseases
Optometrist: Examines eyes for both vision and health problems, and corrects refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses
Orthoptist: Helps to diagnose and manage eye muscle misalignments and amblyopia. They focus on strabismus, amblyopia and double vision. Patients may be seen by the ophthalmologist and orthoptist in clinic. At other times, patients may be seen by just the orthoptist for patching treatment, prism treatment or for strabismus.
Resident: Licensed doctor who is in training in a pediatric specialty. Since we are a teaching hospital, your child may see a resident.
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