Eye care in Parkland, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Weston, Miami, and the surrounding areas is an important aspect of your health, and seeing the right ophthalmology professional is important for your eyesight. The expert team at SightTrust Eye Institute is ready to help take care of your eyes and to provide the best options for you. If you develop cataracts or other eye-specific issues, you will then want to seek out an ophthalmologist, and the best ophthalmologist that you will find is at SightTrust Eye Institute.
What Do Ophthalmologists Do?
An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. They differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. Ophthalmologists complete 12 to 13 years of training and education, and are licensed to practice medicine and surgery. This advanced training allows ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.
An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders. Optometrists can essentially do nearly everything that an ophthalmologist can do, but the optometrist cannot perform surgery. Optometrists can prescribe medications and treat eye diseases, but if surgery is something that needs to happen, only an ophthalmologist is qualified to do so.
Choose The Best in Ophthalmology
SightTrust was among the first ophthalmic centers to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery, and is one of the only centers in the country to exclusively perform laser-assisted cataract surgery on every patient. A highly-respected, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Shatz is the Medical Director of SightTrust Eye Institute. Dr. Shatz has advanced training in topical, laser-assisted cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery, clear-corneal (“no-stitch”) cataract surgery, multifocal and accommodating implants, and phakic intraocular lens implant surgery. Additionally, Dr. Shatz is one of the first and only surgeons in the country to perform cataract and lens surgery on both eyes on the same day (bilateral same-day cataract surgery, or BSDCS).
When you or a loved one is in need of an ophthalmologist, don’t just pick one at random. Instead, you want an ophthalmologist that has done more than 25,000 surgeries and has an experienced staff ready to make your situation their highest priority. Patients in Parkland, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Weston, Miami, and the surrounding areas all agree that SightTrust Eye Institute is the place you should go.