What is an Ophthalmologist?
An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the eye. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide a full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses to complex and delicate eye surgery.
- Four years of college
- Four years of medical school
- One year of internship
- Three or more years of residency in the diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders
- Board certification – a rigorous, two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Further training in a specialized field of Ophthalmology may also be completed