"I have known this doctor for about 5 years. He performed our child's strabismus surgery on both eyes and it was a success. Unfortunately I began to notice an issue with the child's left eye around 2 years ago. The doctor was dismissive after performing one test. I tried again in my follow up appointments for two years. I noticed the eye was more often not aligned. AT the last appointment, he wrote a prescription for glasses after basically telling me I didn't know what I was seeing. The prescription was bogus, it didn't have all the required information in order to even get glasses. My neurologist noticed the eye and sent me to another Ophthalmologist. After testing it was noted that my child's eye was at risk of not seeing 3D images. What is even more disturbing is that my child is at the end of the period in which it could be corrected. So he is getting vision therapy and glasses. As you can imagine I am angry that this doctor basically turned a blind eye to my persistence because of his own arrogance. Likely he felt the initial surgery was a success and i was just a hysterical mother. Word to the wise--mothers know when something is wrong- Take it seriously or you could literally let a child go blind. I am not attesting his skill, it is above average in all respects, but this doctor needs to stop talking and start listening to his patients. I would never send anyone to him for that reason."
" The doctor took over an hour to come in and see me. I was there for a growth on My eye to which they turned into a contact exam I didn’t ask for. They charged me an additional hundred dollars on top of my co-pay for service I didn’t want and when I clarified that to the young lady upfront she looked at me as if I had seven heads. The staff is young and inexperienced they don’t know what they’re doing. One of the staff dilated my eye without letting me know so I had to drive home with blurred vision. Don’t go to this office save your money."
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.