Depends on why you need to see an eye dr. If it's something like double vision, cloudy vision or any of the myriad problems associated with vision, see an Ophthalmologist, not an Optometrist. The first fixes eyes, the second makes eyeglasses.
When my Optometrist was doing an eye exam 3 years ago, she said "WHOA!!!!! your eyes have really deteriorated in the past 2 years". She got me up out of the chair and said, "Hie thee across the highway to the Eye Clinic and see Dr. Charles Yancey". I did, he did cataract surgery on my right eye 4 weeks later. Did the second one 2 weeks after that. I still can't play the violin, but I can see the clay targets real good.