ancient remedies

History of the O: on origins, ophthalmia, and peculiar ancient remedies

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on June 12, 2015

Are you a historian (or etymologist) at heart? This week’s blog is for you. If we travel back to ancient Greece, we can trace the origin of the “O” monikers used for today’s eye professionals and paraprofessionals. The present-day “O”s of eye care (e.g. ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician, ocularist, among others) derive from the Greek words opsis, meaning… Read More