Excel Eyecare Professionals Buffalo Grove, IL

Optometrist

Optometrist at Excel Eyecare Professionals Buffalo Grove, IL

Optometrist in Buffalo Grove, IL

Looking for an optometrist in Buffalo Grove, IL? Look no further than Excel Eyecare. We strive to provide you and your family with exceptional eye care and optometry services in Buffalo Grove and surrounding Chicago areas. At Excel Eyecare we offer eye exams, contact lenses, eye wellness scans, LASIK co-management and many more! Come see us today or Call us to book an appointment!

What is an Optometrist?

Optometrists are professionals in the healthcare industry that provide vision care to patients, from vision testing, eye scans, and correction also including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision fluctuations. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An optometrist obtains a doctor of optometry (OD) degree post completion of 2 to 4 years of college-level education, followed by 4 years of optometry school. Optometrists are licensed to practice optometry, which involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting eye abnormalities and prescribing medications for eye diseases.

How often should I see an optometrist?

As an overall rule, you should get a comprehensive eye exam at least every one or two years, but it may also depend on your age, family history, and if you are currently wearing corrective lenses, wither contacts or eyeglasses. An eye exam can often assist with the diagnosis and treatment of medical eye conditions in the early stages.

What is the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

Many Ophthalmologists and optometrists work alongside in the same office, as a group. In the United States, what optometrists are licensed to do for individuals can often differ from state to state.

An ophthalmologist is a medical (or osteopathic) doctor who focusses on eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists undergo 12 to 13 years of training and education, and are also licensed to practice medicine as well as surgery. This elite training allows ophthalmologists to diagnose and address a wide range of conditions than optometrists and opticians may not be licensed to. Typical training includes a 4-year college degree followed by at least 8 years of medical training.

An ophthalmologist will often diagnose and treat eye diseases, as well as perform eye surgery and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses to address vision problems.

Optometrists are professionals in the healthcare industry that provide vision care to patients, from vision testing, eye scans, and correction also including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision fluctuations. An optometrist is not a medical doctor.

Many eye vision issues can progress in patients, and without any warning. If these eye problems go without suitable diagnosis and treatment – they can and will advance with no symptoms to the patient. Early on, you may not notice any changes to your vision. However, there are many diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears/detachments, as well as many other significant health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that can be often be detected through a medical exam of the eye retina.

In addition to providing an extensive selection of optometry products as well as services, at Excel Eyecare we also offer the following routine and advanced services to our patients. These include:

  • Adjustment of eyeglasses
  • Routine repair of eyeglasses
  • Clean & Polish RGP lenses in office
  • Scleral lens insertion and removal training
  • Troubleshooting common prescription problems
  • Ophthalmic lens education and demonstration

Our optometrists are licensed and certified in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular diseases. Our highly-trained optometry staff are filled with plenty of dedicated individuals who have received their training in the state of Illinois and have serviced the state’s community for a combination of over 20 years. Come and talk with us today at Excel Eyecare in Buffalo Grove, IL and see how we can help you see.