Why See an Ophthalmologist?
people take for granted the gift of sight and healthy eyes. Yet many
have problems with their sight or diseases of the eye that need specialized
Ophthalmologists, like Dr. Scott Beeve and
Dr. Jerold Beeve, are medical doctors who specialize in the surgical
treatment and prevention of eye diseases.
Also called “Eye Surgeons”,
ophthalmologists are trained to deliver total eye care: primary,
secondary and tertiary (e.g., vision testing, contact lenses, eye
examinations, medical eye care, and surgical eye care), diagnose
general diseases of the body, and treat ocular manifestations of
Many people confuse ophthalmologists with optometrists
The primary difference is an ophthalmologist
can perform surgery as well as provide a full spectrum of care including
routine eye exams, diagnosis, medical treatment of eye disorders
and diseases, and management of eye problems caused by systemic illnesses.
Optometrists and opticians cannot perform
surgery and are trained, exclusively, to deal with vision problems
and corrective lenses.
can be medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DO).
medical specialties, ophthalmologists may decide to choose a sub-specialty
area, such as ophthalmic plastic surgery, glaucoma, ophthalmic pathology,
or cornea and external disease. Sub-specialties require additional
training and education.