Optometrist vs. Opthamalogist: What's the Difference? Product Features and Specials

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Optometrist Vs. Opthamalogist: What's the Difference?
Opthamology  deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and surrounding orbit.  
Optometry deals with  examining the eyes and visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease
Why are they important to your child?  Does your child have difficuty with reading, writing, or copying skills?  Maybe they omit letters when copying from the board or reverse letters when writing.  Have they had their vision checked?  
An opthamologist will test their sight and acuity, the anatomy and physiology of their eyes.  A developmental optometrist will look at how their eyes work together 

Some Signs Your Child Might Need A Developmental Optometrist
  • Headaches with near work
  • Burning itchy or watery eyes 
  • Skipping or repeating lines when reading 
  • Difficulty copying from chalkboard 
  • Tilting head or closing one eye when reading 
  • Omitting letters or words with reading 
  • Misaligning numbers or digits 
  • Poor reading comprehension 
  • ​Holding papers and books close to face 
  • ​Losing items 
  • Difficulty completing written work within an appropriate amount of time 
  • Difficulty forming letters correctly 

What Your OT May Assess In The Area of Vision
Figure Ground: ​The ability to locate an object within a background such as in hidden pictures. 
​Visual Closure: ​The ability to identify an incomplete figure, necesary in forming letters 
​Visual Discrimination: ​The ability to recognize the differences in figures or pictures 
​Short Term Visual Memory: ​The ability to recall a figure or letter when it is removed from vision