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Optometrists are healthcare professionals specializing in the eye. They examine clients' eyes and visual systems to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases. If a problem exists they provide glasses with corrective lenses, or contact lenses.  They also treat other abnormalities of the eye and can prescribe medication for the eyes if needed. The one thing they do not do is perform surgery on the eye; this is what an ophthalmologist does.