We found 13 ophthalmologists near Portsmouth, NH.

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Stewart James Turner MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 57 State Road, Kittery, ME 03904
Clinical Interests: eye problems, strabismus, comprehensive ophthalmology
Frederick Charles Armbruster MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 57 State Road, Kittery, ME 03904
Marsha Kavanagh MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-1773
Dr. Warren Goldblatt M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 3.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-1773
Clinical Interests: comprehensive ophthalmology
Dr. Newton Peters M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dr. Lucian Szmyd Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-1773
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Miss Claudia Emerson Bartolini MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dr. Matthew E. Norman M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 738 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dr. Richard Chace M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Timothy W. Sullivan M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 155 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Thurston Olaf Monson II M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 99 Route 1 Bypass Us Highway, Kittery, ME 03904
Thomas Gordon Hand MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 56 Piscataqua Street, New Castle, NH 03854
Dr. Ralph Sloan Wilson Sr. M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 140 Washington Road, Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603-433-0034
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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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