Ophthalmologists are commonly known as Eye Specialists. Ophthalmologists are also involved in surgical procedures while an optometrist is an eye doctor who examine both vision and health issue and try fixing refractive errors through prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses while some provide vision care and vision therapy. They may also participate in pre or post surgery for care and wellness of the patient.
Eye specialists deal in all ailments of eyes including short-sightedness, squint, glaucoma, cataract, retinal diseases etc. Some ophthalmologists also specialize in removal of glasses through Laser treatments and surgeries.