The definition of Optometry is a:

Health care profession concerned with the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems and vision information processing in humans.


An ophthalmologist practices ophthalmology and is an eye specialist for medical and surgical problems. He deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, hairs and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids.

An optometrist practices optometry and would conduct a thorough examination of the outer and inner structures of the eye and either prescribes spectacles, contact lenses, low vision devices or eye exercises depending on the findings. Optometrists are also trained to identify ocular diseases and would then refer the patient to an ophthalmologist for further treatment if ocular disease was found during an eye examination.

Our principle optometrist Nishan, worked with an ophthalmologist in the Caribbean so why not ask an optometrist if you need to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for your eye condition.