Providing the Highest
Degree of Patient Care
An MD is a Doctor of Medicine. An ophthalmologist with an MD degree completes medical school, a one-year internship, and three or more years of residency.
A DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. An ophthalmologist with a DO degree completes the same schooling as a Doctor of Medicine, but also receives teaching in osteopathic manipulative medicine and complete conventional residencies in hospitals and training programs.
Our Doctors of Optometry prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures. They also counsel their patients regarding surgical and non-surgical options that meet their visual needs related to their occupations, avocations, and lifestyle.
An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (OD.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice.
We are proud to say that our optometrists are state-licensed in Therapeutics to diagnose and treat diseases (such as glaucoma) and other disorders of the eye and visual system.
•Prescription analysis and interpretation
•Determination of the lens forms best suited to the wearers needs
•The preparation and delivery of work orders for the grinding of lenses and the fabrication of eye wear
•The verification of the finished ophthalmic products
•The adjustment, replacement, repair, and reproduction of previously prepared ophthalmic lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated ophthalmic devices
The American Board of Opticianry Certification documents an optician’s superior level of knowledge and exemplifies Bucks-Mont Eye Associates’ belief in staff excellence and training. ABO Certified Opticians are required to take Continuing Educational courses to keep current in the optical profession.
An eye exam is considered medical if the visit is an evaluation for a medical-related complaint or follow-up for an existing condition. Examples of medical diagnosis are dry eyes, floaters, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, etc.
It is also important for children to have their eyes examined. Children may not need to see their eye doctor as frequently as adults do, but this helps ensure normal vision development and detect any vision problems a child may not recognize.