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An Ophthalmologist is an eye specialist focused on diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. ACMC offers medical and surgical treatment for various eye conditions ranging from vision problems to eye trauma. 

ACMC offers ophthalmologic evaluations and screenings to enhance, preserve, and restore vision for our patients.

Why You Need to See an Ophthalmologist

Patients should see an ophthalmologist if they experience and of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of vision, decreased vision, or double vision in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden changes in vision: spots, flashes, streaks, distortion, blurry faces.
  • Changes in the field of vision: shadows, narrowed peripheral vision, black spots or lines.
  • Changes in color: flashes of color or loss of color.

An ophthalmologist may:

  • Perform a vision correction exam (refraction)
  • Prescribe eyeglass lenses
  • Prescribe medication for acute eye conditions
  • Perform eye surgeries related to vision or structural deformity
  • Provide pre- and post-operative care for eye surgery

Are Annual Examinations Needed?

Adults who do not have eye or vision problems should see an ophthalmologist on the following schedule:

  • Ages 19-55: Every 3-5 years
  • Ages 56-65: Every 2 years
  • Ages 66+: Every year

Adults who have vision problems or wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should see an ophthalmologist as suggested by the physician or based on insurance requirements.

Services Included

Conditions treated:

  • Cataract
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Vision refractions (vision correction exams)
  • and other eye conditions

Surgical procedures include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid surgeries
  • Laser treatment for:
    • Glaucoma
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • After-cataract
  • Pterygium