Optometry Expert Witness & Testimony

Optometry is a healthcare profession that focuses on the eyes and related structures. Optometrists are trained to provide vision care to patients in an effort to improve vision. Optometrists are qualified to give routine eye exams, offer vision services and diagnosis rather than work directly on the eyes like with ophthalmology.

Our optometry experts have experience with a variety of methods utilized in evaluating the eye-health of a patient.

This includes:

  • Electro diagnostic procedures
  • Ocular photography
  • Disease detection
  • Auto perimetry

All of our optometrists are licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye through diagnostic, topical, and therapeutic drugs. An optometry expert witness can provide testimony regarding the diagnosis of dry eye syndrome, diabetic eye disease retinal detachment, glaucoma, far and nearsightedness, and blindness.  

Optometrists within our expert witness directory have experience writing prescriptions to patients for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye care medication. In addition to writing prescriptions, all of optometry expert witnesses are also licensed in vision care and able to evaluate documentation concerning the condition and care provided for the patient before or after an eye-related surgery.

Optometry experts may be hired for lawsuits focuses on eye care, eye surgery, or any errors and concerns in between. Some issues where an optometry expert is needed may revolve around a medical malpractice claim or insurance complications.

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Ophthalmology Experts

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. Ophthalmologists practice vision and eye related medicine which includes the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures utilized within the field. Litigation Legal Insight only works with the most qualified ophthalmologists which is why all of our experts are certified and state licensed. Insurance professionals and attorneys need to retain ophthalmologists for a variety of cases, including disability claims, medical malpractice, and other cases that involve injury to an eye.

There are numerous diseases that can occur within the eye including:

  • Issues with glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eyes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Corneal diseases/infections
  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism

While optometrists and ophthalmologists both focus on the eye, only the ophthalmologist is licensed to practice surgery related to the eye. These types of surgeries include LASIK, laser, cornea transplants and topography, refractive, reconstructive, and lens implants to name a few common procedures.

Medical Expert Witnesses

The medical field of Ophthalmology covers most medical issue related to the eye, so finding the right ophthalmology expert is imperative to your case’s success! We’ve helped hundreds of lawyers and insurance companies find the right experts for their cases so we are extremely confident in our ability to assist your case as well!