An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in eye and vision care.
Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels
of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor
who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical
training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and surgery.
An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye
surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct
Opththalmologists treat a wide array of vision problems, including
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal detachment