Everyone needs an optometrist, but not everyone needs an eye surgeon
If you have a problem with your eyes, you should first see your optometrist. Optometrists do not just “sell spectacles”. They are highly trained eye-health professionals. As a specialist eye surgeon, I work closely with optometrists to look after patients with eye-disease.
If you have a condition that requires specialist medical attention, your optometrist will organise a consultation appointment.