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The Types of Optometrists Defined

There are three major types of Optometrists as defined by the Texas Optometry Board.  Here is the breakdown of each type.  Dr. Stephen G. Hlis is an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

Optometrist

A health care practitioner trained to diagnose signs of ocular, neurological and systemic health problems and treat vision disorders.

Therapeutic Optometrist

A health care practitioner trained to diagnose signs of ocular, neurological and systemic health problems and treat vision disorders.

Optometric Glaucoma Specialist A therapeutic optometrist who is also licensed to treat glaucoma as authorized by the Texas Optometry Act and prescribe oral prescription drugs listed in the Optometry Act.