Question: What is the difference between OD and MD eye doctor?

“Optometrists go to optometry school for four years and often do an extra year of residency,” Dr. An ophthalmologist will have an MD (doctor of medicine) or a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine) after his or her name. Optometrists will have an OD after their names. They earn a doctor of optometry degree.

What is an MD eye doctor called?

ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist — Eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care.

Is a od a doctor?

An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An optometrist receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three years or more years of college.

What is OD stand for?

oculus dexter Step one of understanding the prescription from your eye doctor is knowing OD and OS. These are simply abbreviations for Latin terms: OD is an abbreviation for “oculus dexter” which is Latin for “right eye.” OS is an abbreviation for “oculus sinister” which is Latin for “left eye.”

What is OD and OS for eyes?

When you look at your prescription for eyeglasses, you will see numbers listed under the headings of OS and OD. They are Latin abbreviations: OS (oculus sinister) means the left eye and OD (oculus dextrus) means the right eye. Occasionally, you will see a notation for OU, which means something involving both eyes.

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