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    What is the difference between optometrists, ophthalmologists, and orthoptists?

    A fact sheet breaking down the difference between optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists.

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    Optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists are all eye health professionals but what’s the difference?

    Each eye health professional offers services based on their training.

    This fact sheet looks at each profession and what they do, their training and where they work and if you need a referral.

    If you’re looking at making an appointment with a eye specialist and aren’t sure what who you need to see, this fact sheet is for you.

    It’s available to download or order from MDFA at no cost.