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What Is an Ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that helps you see your way through the world. An ophthalmologist — Eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor 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 vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders.


From routine checks to comprehensive care, we are here for your eye health throughout your lifetime. As our physicians look into and test your eyes, we detect changes that may indicate minor or serious issues. We screen for and treat conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, “lazy” eye (ambylopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), close-up reading ability (presbyopia), and others that affect your vision and impair your ability to move through life with clarity.

The Department of Ophthalmology, in addition to performing all types of routine eye-care, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of: 

  • All refractive  problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal diseases & surgeries
  • Double vision and neuro-ophthalmologic disease
  • Diabetic retinopathy & other retinal diseases
  • Eyelid & orbital disease
  • Glaucoma
  • LASIK surgery
  • Macular degeneration

Meet our Providers

Our ability to see the world is engrained into how we move through it. It's also built into how we talk about the world. "Seeing things clearly." "A sight for sore eyes." "I'll see you later." We all depend on our eyes in more ways than we may realize. Without healthy vision, our ability to work, play, drive or even recognize a face can be drastically affected. These delicate, powerful organs are our guides and radars as we move through life, keying us in on all we see and believe. Green Clinic’s ophthalmologists deal with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye, handling both medical and surgical eye problems and are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.