Leading Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinic In Your Backyard
Comprehensive ophthalmology is general ophthalmic care for all types of conditions of the eye and can include routine eye exams and medical or surgical care, including cataract surgery which is the most performed surgery in the United States. When necessary, comprehensive ophthalmologists will refer patients to ophthalmology subspecialists.
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine concerned with vision and the diseases and disorders of the eye.
Doctors of ophthalmology are concerned with how infection, abnormalities, disease, or trauma of the eye impact vision and overall health and quality of life.
What Is the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?
Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists in their training and their scope of practice. An ophthalmologist completes at least eight years of medical training in addition to college and is licensed to diagnose and treat all eye diseases, perform eye surgery, and prescribe corrective lenses. Many ophthalmologists also search for treatments and cures for eye disease by undertaking scientific research.
Optometrists complete four years of optometry school after an undergraduate degree and provide primary vision care with a focus on eye exams, vision tests, and prescribing corrective lenses. Optometrists refer to ophthalmologists when issues beyond their training arise.
The Dean McGee Eye Institute Difference
The comprehensive ophthalmologists at the Dean McGee Eye Institute are nationally recognized as Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connelly Top Doctors and this is reflected in the outstanding care they give their patients. Whatever your eye condition, the comprehensive ophthalmologists at the Dean McGee Eye Institute can lead you to better vision. As a part of one of the nation's top eye institutes, they use the latest technologies and medical advancements to provide exceptional care and, if needed, have direct access to world-class sub-specialists to treat any condition. All right here in Oklahoma.
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