When you have concerns about your visual health, you don’t always need to go to an eye doctor – you can start by visiting an optometrist. An optometrist is a specialist who examines your vision acuity and advises you on eyeglass prescription and prescription renewal matters, as well as on fitting contact lenses and their prescriptions.
People who wear contact lenses should visit an optometrist at least once a year to have a specialist examine the eyes. That way you get regular informatin and good advice on your visual health matters and about using your contact lenses.
An optometrist mostly handles healthy eyes but if a condition indicating eye disease is discovered during the process of contact lens fitting, check-ups or eyeglass prescription, then you will be instructed to make an appointment to the eye doctor.