Ophthalmology

If you have ever undergone eye surgery, a trained ophthalmologist has done the work. Ophthalmology focuses on treating diseases and conditions that affect the anatomy and physiology of the eye. What this means is that an ophthalmologist takes care of both surgical procedures and medical care for the eye. They are specialists in dealing with multiple eye diseases and conditions.

Ophthalmology Training and Education

Becoming an ophthalmologist requires a medical degree and completing residency like other branches of medicine. Some ophthalmologists can undergo additional training if they choose and focus on a specialty within the field.

Ophthalmology training covers the entire spectrum of eye care. Ophthalmologists are trained to do thorough eye exams to prescribe glasses or contact lenses, offer medical treatment for assorted eye problems, and do complex and delicate eye surgeries for qualified candidates. They also take an active role in conducting scientific research on eye diseases and other serious vision problems. Ophthalmologists work to uncover causes behind these things and find cures.

An ophthalmologist is a licensed medical doctor, so they are permitted to practice medicine and surgery. This is different from an optometrist who focuses on performing eye exams, prescribing corrective lenses, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. Often, optometrists and ophthalmologists will work together to provide complete eye care for a patient.

Ophthalmologist Sub-Specialties

The field of ophthalmology includes multiple sub-specialties where an ophthalmologist can focus on treating and curing specific types of eye problems. This can make it easier to address specific needs of eye patients.

These ophthalmology sub-specialties include:

Cornea and External Disease: Diagnosing and treating diseases related to the cornea, sclera and eyelids are the primary focus of this specialty. Training within this specialty includes doing corneal transplant surgery and other types of corneal surgery.

Glaucoma: This specialty concentrates on medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and other age related vision disorders that can create optic nerve damage through increased ocular pressure.

Neuro-ophthalmology: A nonsurgical specialty focused on diseases affecting the optic nerve and visual pathways. It deals with the relationship between neurologic and ophthalmic diseases and can be combined with eye and orbital surgery.

Ophthalmic Pathology: An ophthalmic pathologist examines tissue samples culled from the eye and adnexa in helping to diagnose eye diseases and vision problems.

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: With this specialty, the focus is on reconstructive surgery in facial and orbital areas. It can include complex surgeries on eyelids, orbits, certain facial bones, and the lacrimal system.

Pediatric Ophthalmology: This specialty focuses on dealing with vision problems and eye diseases affecting children. Pediatric ophthalmologists offer medical and surgical treatment of genetic ocular abnormalities and serious eye diseases before a patient reaches adulthood.

Vitreoretinal Diseases: Medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the retina and vitreous are the focus of this specialty. These diseases can be genetic and systemic in origin. A vitreoretinal ophthalmologist uses tools like ultrasound fluorescein, angiography and electrophysiology to make a diagnosis. From there, they treat vitreoretinal diseases through using such procedures as laser therapy, cryotherapy, retinal detachment surgery and vitrectomy.

Sign up now

New Patients receive 15% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • Best experience ever! Don't let the small shop fool you... They have an array of designer brands as well as traditional styles to select from. Mustafa is professional,patient and accommodating. I absolutely love my new glasses. I could not be happier.

  • I first heard about EZ Optical from my best friend she gets all her designer glasses from Mustafa. When I got to his store he took the time to get to know me and showed me several frames that brought out my facial features and made me look trendy. I trust his judgement. He also took the time to show me how to remove my glasses so that they dont get loose. He even replaced my nosepads so I would be more comfortable in my new frames.

  • Mustafa assisted me patiently as I tried on more than ten pairs of glasses. He understood my taste and was able to filter out what I would like and what I wouldn't. I didn't buy the same day but he didn't pressure me into purchasing anything and was not annoyed that I may have possibly wasted his time. I did come back because I really appreciated the service and ended up purchasing a pair that I get SO many compliments on! He also educated me on how my insurance would handle my out of network cl

  • Been getting my eyewear at EZ Optical for many years now and I keep coming back for great, fast and affordable service...

  • EZ Optical has the most friendliest staff, they are great with prescriptions and hardly ever have a long wait. Their collections on frames are great; I always get compliments on every frame/glasses I purchase from here. Totally recommend this place!

  • EZ Optical is one of the best places to come to and they offer you the best customer service. We've been coming here for so many years and we can't find ourselves going anywhere else. Mustafa Bhai and his dad are so funny and so cool to be around. They are always nice and when we come to EZ Optical, we feel so comfortable and as if we are home. I don't see why anyone wouldn't want to come here. They are seriously the best.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you

Hours of Operation

Monday

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Location

Find us on the map