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What is the difference between an optometrist, optician, and an ophthalmologist?


Optometrist Dr. Blaize

Optometrists are primary eyecare providers that specialize in eye related disease, corrective lenses and contacts.   Optometrists perform comprehensive examinations of the entire visual system including internal and external structures of the eye, neurological, muscular and other eye related systems. They diagnose and treat conditions such as glaucoma, allergies and infections by the use of pharmaceuticals, minor surgery and other proven treatments.  A large portion of an optometrist’s work is related to improving their patients’ vision with glasses and contacts lenses.

Dr. Blaize at Bayview Optical is an optometrist.


Ophthalmologists specialize in eye related disease and surgery. Some ophthalmologists are sub-specialists in areas such as cataracts, retinal diseases, plastic surgery and pediatrics. Ophthalmologists are not trained to the extent of optometrists in prescribing corrective lenses and contacts.


Opticians are an important part of the eye care team. Opticians specialize in the fitting and dispensing of eye glasses.  Opticians help determine which eyeglasses are best suited to each patient’s lifestyle and visual needs. They take eye measurements to insure proper lens placement in the eyeglasses and verify the accuracy of the finished product.  Opticians also instruct patients in the care and handling of contact lenses.  Opticians are not doctors, but their knowledge and expertise are crucial to overall patient care.

What is the difference between an optometrist, optician, and an ophthalmologist?

Call 248-482-2020 to make an appointment with Optometrist Dr. Blaize to find out more.


Abigail Solt, Livonia MI


Eye Emergency This office has very friendly staff members, and the optometrist is efficient! They were able to see me within a couple hours when I called them for an eye emergency, and they were so great that I came back a week later for a full eye exam! Would definitely recommend this optometry office!

Shaun Lee, Farmington MI


Great Optometrist & Optician My friend recommended Bayview Optical and I’m glad that he did. The environment is friendly and they try to help you out as much as they can. They are very nice people and give great service. Really enjoy the environment.