What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye.

What is an Eye M.D. (Ophthalmologist)?

An Eye M.D. is an ophthalmologist, a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Eye M.D.s are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Many Eye M.D.s are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems.

Education and Training

In addition to four years of medical school and one year of internship, every Eye M.D. spends a minimum of three years of residency (hospital-based training) in ophthalmology. During residency, Eye M.D.s receive special training in all aspects of eye care, including prevention, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of eye conditions and diseases. Often, an Eye M.D. spends an additional one to two years training in a subspecialty, that is, a specific area of eye care (for example, glaucoma or pediatric ophthalmology.)

Board Certification

Many (but not all) Eye M.D.s are board certified. A board certified Eye M.D. has passed a rigorous two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmology designed to assess his/her knowledge, experience and skills

News & Features

 

Welcome Back to all of our Winter Snowbirds!

 

Dr. Johnson has achieved the "Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education Award"! The Award is presented in recognition of his participation in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

Come in and ask Dr. Johnson about the latest in laser cataract surgery!

 

We have new electronic prescribing software to make your care and treatment even easier.
 

Our referral to your friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give.

 

Surgical Services by Dr. Mark Johnson are available at St. Andrews Surgery Center.

 

Patricia Vedral, our Licensed Optician, is always there to help you. If you want something we don't have in our shop, please ask her to find it for you as many frames can be ordered.

 

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