You answered a question of mine regarding the fact that I only just squeezed through my driver's license eye exam recently and that I was worried that in 5 years time I may not pass at all. My worry is because my OPTOMETRIST told me that the prescription / glasses I were given were "as strong as it gets" and that "stronger" lenses wouldn't help me read the drivers license eye test letters any better than the lenses I was using based on his prescription. Obviously my eyes are only going to get worse over the next 5 years - not better. You stated that an opthalmologist is more highly trained. Apparently my optometrist did dilate my pupils prior to giving me the recent (pre-drivers license test) prescription and apparently he did test for eye disease including adult macular degeneration . That being the case - can I assume that the eye disease tests that an optometrist does on me are as good as the eye disease tests that an opthalmologist runs? And if the optometrist says I don't have eye disease I probably don't? Or should I make an appointment to see an opthalmologist? It would be pretty disastrous for me if I can't renew my drivers license 5 years from now.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 56