hey everyone, i recently visited an optometrist due to a freak accident where i had torn my cornea. When i went in the Doctor examined my eye and told me ihad a ripped cornea and gave me a numbing agent to ease the pain. However that is all he did- he then sent me to an oplathmologist who gave me prescription eye drops and inserted a lens in my eye to help prevent irritation of the eye when i blinked. My question is..... Why couldnt my optometrist have done the same thing? I thought OD's were only limited in prescribing oral Rx?!?!?! any imput is very much appreciated... I havent gotten a chance to ask my OD myself but i will post his answer as soon as i get a chance to as him. Thankx in advance!