Patient Education

Should I See An Optometrist or Ophthalmologist


Annual Exams Are Important at Every Age

Optometrists treat injuries, infections, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, monitor cataracts, and most any non-surgical condition of the eye. Optometrists do not do surgery on the eye.  Optometrists are the best-trained and equipped providers to prescribe and fit your glasses and contact lenses.

Ophthalmologists have specialties in treating and performing surgeries for retina conditions, cataracts, cornea injuries,  eyelid plastic surgery, and neuro ophthalmology and treat medical conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

We only refer to those ophthalmologists we would see ourselves, when necessary we will help you arrange an appointment with the appropriately trained ophthalmologist for specific eye condition.

In most every Ophthalmologic office, technicians trained in the office do the prescribing and fitting, supporting the prescriptions the doctors write.

Call St. Louis EyeCare for your next appointment, 248-673-7601 or email your appointment request.