Comprehensive Ophthalmologists in OKC, Edmond, and Lawton
When your vision is at risk, or the health of your eyes is in jeopardy, turn to the comprehensive ophthalmologists at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) to provide you with medical or surgical treatments for your condition.
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, disease, trauma, or abnormalities of the eye affect vision, overall health, and quality of life.
What Is Comprehensive Ophthalmology?
Comprehensive ophthalmology is general ophthalmic care for all types of conditions of the eye. In addition to performing routine comprehensive eye exams, a comprehensive ophthalmologist can also provide medical or surgical eye care, including cataract surgery, which is the most performed surgery in the United States.
In fact, the surgeons at Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) perform more than 4,000 cataract surgeries each year, which is more than any other ophthalmic practice in the state. The majority of these surgeries take place in our femtosecond laser-equipped McGee Eye Surgery Center, (MESC) which is devoted solely to eye surgery.
If you have been told you need cataract surgery, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our physicians for an evaluation. You can search our directory to find a cataract surgeon near you, or call 405.271.6060 to make an appointment.
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. When necessary, comprehensive ophthalmologists will refer patients to ophthalmology sub-specialists.
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 arise that are beyond their training.
The Dean McGee Eye Institute Difference
The comprehensive ophthalmologists at the Dean McGee Eye Institute are among the top doctors in the nation, and this is reflected in the outstanding care we give our 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 leading 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 who can address any condition, including:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Age-related Macular Degeneration
- Dry Eye
- Drooping Eyelids & Brows
- Eye Cancer
- Pediatric Eye Conditions
- Corneal and External Diseases
We can also provide specialized treatments, such as:
- Premium Cataract Surgery
- Cosmetic Eye and Facial Procedures
- LASIK and Laser Vision Correction
- IPL Dry Eye Treatment
- Corneal Cross-linking
No other ophthalmology practice in Oklahoma has this depth of care available.