Ophthalmologists And Your Vision


It can be tricky deciding which doctor to visit for your eye health. There are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians that all provide critical and quality health care. While they are all extremely proficient at what they do and there is some definite overlap, this article is going to focus on ophthalmologists. If you have been having some eye problems this article will outline what an ophthalmologist is able to help with, and also discuss when it is time to visit ophthalmologist.

So, What Is An Ophthalmologist?

Simply put, an ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or an osteopathic doctor that specializes in eye care. An ophthalmologist will complete a four year undergraduate degree, four year medical school, a one year internship, and then finish off with three years of residency. The schooling allows the ophthalmologist to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat diseases, prescribe medicine, and also perform eye surgery. 

When To Visit Your Ophthalmologist 

There are a few signs that should not be ignored when it comes to your vision and your overall eye health. If you have any of these following symptoms do not hesitate to see your ophthalmologist.

  • Physical changes to the eye are serious and can be a sign that you have some serious problems. Some of the physical changes to look for are crossed eyes, eyes that turn out, swelling or redness can all be signs that your eyes need correcting.
  • Changes in your vision can also be a sign that it is time to visit with your ophthalmologist. If you suddenly find that you see spots, flashes, lines, or your vision is blurred then you had better visit with a doctor as soon as you can.
  • If your field of vision has changed, your eyes will need diagnosed. If you find yourself seeing shadows or your peripheral vision then your eyes are changing, and it is time to visit the doctor.

What To Expect With Your Visit

When you visit an ophthalmologist know that you are in great hands. They will start by analyzing the health of your eyes They are able to do that by taking some pictures of the eye itself. This way they can see if your eye is under pressure, or if there are other problems like cataracts in your eye. They can then diagnose your eyes and discuss the very best type of treatment for your eyes. The ophthalmologist will can run a series of tests to help him understand your eyes, but each test is simple and not hard to complete. 

To learn more, contact a company like Valentine Eye Care


6 June 2016

Getting Headaches? Pay the Optometrist a Visit!

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