At Sears Optical, we make it easy. Thorough eye exams are available from more than 600 independent Doctors of Optometry. So, when you see the eye doctor at or next to your nearest Sears Optical, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that you're seeing an eyecare professional who has a deep concern for your vision.
There are three types of eye health professionals who are trained to care for the eyes of adults and children:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system. They also specialize in the prevention of eye disease and injury. Ophthalmologists can be either Doctors of Medicine (MD) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO).
Doctors of Optometry, better known as Optometrists, are primary health care professionals. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that relate to the visual system. This would include being able to identify general health conditions that affect the eye, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Opticians are trained professionals who analyze and interpret eye prescriptions; determine the lenses that best meet a person's needs; oversee ordering and verification of eye-related products from start to finish; fit, replace, adjust, repair and reproduce previously ordered contact lenses, eyeglasses and frames.
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Eye exams available by the independent Doctors of Optometry at or next to Sears Optical stores in most states. In California, Sears Optical does not provide eye exams or employ Doctors of Optometry.