Contact lenses and cornea specialists are specifically trained to diagnose and treat corneal diseases and eye trauma, as well as handle all aspects of contact lenses.
Dispensing opticians fit and adjust glasses for patients and, in some states, may also fit contact lenses.
Geriatric optometrists concentrate their practice to elderly patients and are trained to handle the specific problems older persons may face.
Specialists in low vision and partial sight work with patients to prescribe visual assisting devices and teach their proper usage.
Optometrists who specialize in ocular disease treat patients with various afflictions, such as acute anterior segment conditions, glaucoma, and retinal diseases.
Ophthalmologists treat eye disease and injury through surgery and other methods. They also examine eyes and prescribe glasses and contacts.
Pediatric optometrists concern themselves with the general eye care needs of infants and young children and specialize in eye problems that affect this population.
Sports optometrists focus on treating the specific needs of athletes, which includes preventing injury, vision therapy, and ensuring overall eye health.
Vision therapists help patients improve visual skills through exercises that are aimed at binocular coordination, eye teaming, focusing, and depth perception.