Dr. Golareh Fazilat is a kids ophthalmologist in Irvine providing quality pediatric eye care. The Children’s Eye Center of Orange County offers treatment for a variety of eye conditions, in addition to care for premature babies and regular eye exams for school age children.
The conditions and eye diseases diagnosed and treated at Children’s Eye Center of Orange County include:
- Allergic eye disease
- Droopy eyelids
- Double vision
- Red eyes
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
It is a good idea to schedule a consultation if your child shows any sign of eye issues.
What makes ophthalmology different?
Seeing the right professional is important. Some parents might wonder why they need to see a kids ophthalmologist in Irvine rather than an optometrist or optician, or even why an eye exam performed at school is not good enough. Understanding the difference between these professionals can help to make sure that each child receives the correct care.
Although each type of eye professional is important, the levels of experience and education differ between them.
- Optician: An optician designs and fits lenses and frames, in addition to contact lenses. Opticians do not determine prescriptions themselves, but instead use prescriptions provided by either optometrists or ophthalmologists. They do not diagnose or treat eye issues.
- Optometrist: An optometrist provides basic vision care. This type of professional can test and correct vision changes, and primarily only focuses on eye exams and prescribing corrective lenses. Optometrists can also prescribe medications for some eye diseases.
Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in eye care. They have higher levels of training than optometrists and opticians, with at least eight years of medical training following college. An ophthalmologist is qualified to practice surgical procedures and can diagnose and treat all eye disease and conditions, in addition to prescribing corrective lenses.