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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor, either an M.D. or an osteopath (D.O.), uniquely trained to diagnose and treat all disorders of the eye. The education and training begins with four years of college, four more years in medical school, a year of internship, and at least three years in residency at a hospital. Upon completion of training prospective candidates must pass a two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologists are trained in all aspects of eye care, so can provide all of your eye care needs - from newborn through senior citizen years.

At your eye examination, the ophthalmologist and assistants will review previous eye and medical history, discuss current symptoms, and make evaluations and recommendations as to your needs. The examination will cover visual acuity; need for corrective lenses; eye muscle coordination; response of pupils to light; peripheral vision; risk of glaucoma; health of eyelids; and health of inside of eyes. Other examination may be indicated by your history or preliminary exam findings.
Protecting your sight through early diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions is the ultimate goal of the ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist should be contacted for any of these problems:

  • Decreased vision (even temporary)
  • Eye pain
  • New floaters (strings or specks)
  • Eye discharge or tearing
  • Flashes of light
  • Bulging of one or both eyes
  • Curtain or veil blocking vision
  • Crossed eyes
  • Haloes (colored circles around lights)
  • Double vision
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of eye disease
  • Referred by physician
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Use of medications such as hydroxychoroquine, tamoxifen, or amiodarone

 

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1804 Oakley Seaver Dr., Suite B
Clermont, FL 34711
352.243.8704

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon to Thurs 8-5
Fri 8-12

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