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What Is An Ophthalmologist?

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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.

Fully-trained Ophthalmologists

  • 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

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