I doubt our Opthomologists would know much about corrective lenses. Any
Optometrist would check for glaucoma and/cataracts, binaural vision and
perform tear duct flushing (minor eye precedures). I had it (duct flushing)
done once at an eye surgeon's practice and I won't do that again. Haven't
been right since. Optometry is a different field, taught in universities,
here, and the two don't cross very much.
An Optician would allign and spec the lens layout and fit them to your eyes
/ head. Poor Optometrists would do this themselves in light of a small
I don't know where your "here" is, but in US in gneral and at least in
the states I've any familiarity (about half), it is certainly not out of
the ordinary for opthamologists to have practices in which they
routinely see patients for such purposes as well as those requiring
their more in-depth training and knowledge (as compared to optometrists,
say). Whether there are any that would proscribe against such a
practice I'm unaware; doesn't seem like of much purpose.
As a general rule, I'll see the optometrist altho every X number of
years (X is a variable and not set by anybody/anything except whim) I'll
do the opthamologist route for a more thorough headlight alignment. As
aging, figure it can't hurt for the other guy to also consider what he
thinks re: early cataract signs, etc., etc., etc., ... even tho the base
services are roughly the same can't hurt to see the expert on occasion...