What is an Ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye care. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition to their extensive training and education, the ophthalmologists at Albemarle Eye Center utilize the latest technology to deliver unmatched clarity and improved recovery times. Led by world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Jitendra Swarup, the team at Albemarle Eye Center can help you experience life-changing clarity through a variety of laser-assisted surgical procedures. Contact any of our convenient locations in Edenton, Elizabeth City, Kinston, Kitty Hawk, and Washington to schedule your consultation!
What is an Optometrist?
Optometry is a health-care field concerned exclusively with matters of the eye. Optometrists can diagnose and treat a variety of eye problems, such as astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), or hyperopia (farsightedness). They can prescribe glasses and contacts as well as some medicated drops. The optometrists at Albemarle Eye Center have extensive experience diagnosing and treating complicated matters of the eye such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and ocular disorders associated with diabetes and high blood pressure.