Ask the Experts: Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist – who should I see?




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Is it ok for my prescription to be filled at a pharmacy?
I have floaters; what should I know?
I currently have low vision; how do I find a vision specialist?
After you have cataracts removed, can they regrow?
I’m type 2 diabetic and have been diagnosed with dry eye; how can I relieve symptoms?


To address challenges commonly faced by people living with type 2 diabetes, American Diabetes Association created Ask the Experts Q&A, a free educational series focused on diabetes management and the relationship between diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. Open to all, participants can ask their questions to diabetes experts in a live Q&A session online or on the phone. Events are currently scheduled monthly through the end of 2021. Register for free at, call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383), or text “EXPERTS” to 833-TXT-LIVE (833-898-5483) to sign up for the series.

Ask the Experts: Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist – who should I see?: Eye health is critical for individuals who live with diabetes, but which eye health professional do you need? Come learn more about the differences between Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and why each is important to your eye health.

This series is presented by Know Diabetes by Heart, a collaboration between American Diabetes Association® and American Heart Association®. Unauthorized use prohibited.