Vero Beach - 2750 Indian River Blvd
Sebastian - 13397 U.S. 1
The practice consists of¬†all¬†aspects of eye care, including medical and surgical. The practice also covers all aspects of eye power corrections including laser surgery, contact lenses and eyeglasses.
An¬†ophthalmologist¬†is an eye care specialist who was first trained in all aspects of medicine. He/She gained an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree and then chose to continue on in education as a resident in ophthalmology for either three or four years. He/She was then trained to practice in general ophthalmology.
The ophthalmologist’s recommendations can be for ophthalmic treatment such as eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. Or the recommendation can be for non-ophthalmic treatment. In short, the general ophthalmologist represents the best-trained provider of primary general eye care a patient can find.
The patient population eligible for the general ophthalmologist’s care covers the entire age spectrum from premature infant to elderly senior citizen.
Recommended Eye Exam Schedule
For individuals at any age WITH symptoms or at risk for eye disease, it is recommended you receive a comprehensive eye exam from an ophthalmologist. Your eye doctor can determine how frequently your eyes should be examined based on your initial results.
Age 40+ WITHOUT Symptoms or Risk Factors
Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 Much like mammograms at 40 and colon screenings at 50, this timetable creates an opportunity for early treatment when signs of disease first occur. Why the Recommendation?
Children’s Issues in Ophthalmology
The visual system in the brain of a child is still developing until approximately 9 years of age. This leads to a completely different set of problems that affect children’s vision. Infections, cataracts, glaucoma, lazy eye (amblyopia) and ocular misalignment (strabismus) in children can lead to permanent visual loss lasting into adulthood. Children require periodic examinations to search for predisposing factors that lead to permanent visual deficits. The doctor can detect subtle abnormalities that need to be corrected while the child is very young if he or she is to enjoy good vision as an adult.
Note:¬†This information is not a substitute for professional care. If you are having any problems with your eyes, you should see your ophthalmologist or optometrist for diagnosis and treatment.