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Opthalmologist vs. Optometrist: Confusion Beyond the Spelling (part 2)


In part 1 of “Opthalmologist vs. Optometrist:  Confusion Beyond the Spelling”, we made light of the misspelling of the title of the post – a misspelling that according to our keyword search occurs nearly 1,400 times a month.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist

Opthalmologist vs Optometrist: Confusion Beyond the Spelling (part 1)


As you may or may not realize, the word “ophthalmologist” is misspelled in the title of this article.  We did this purposely, after noting in a keyword search that every month nearly 1,400 people enter this misspelled term “opthalmologist vs optometrist” as they search for information on ophthalmology.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist

What’s the Difference Between Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist?

Billy Crystal used to play a character named Fernando, and he once asked the question, “What is the difference between an optometrist, an ophthalmologist and an obstinate person?”  The question was good for a laugh, but it is often a source of confusion for people confused by the optometrist vs. ophthalmologist question. This post will help you understand the difference.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist