Looking for an ophthalmologist in San Diego?
Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups is your source for a list of San Diego’s most advanced eye health specialists. Ophthalmologists are physicians trained to diagnose, monitor, and medically or surgically treat a full range of ocular and visual disorders. Ophthalmologists are different from optometrists and opticians in their medical background and training, and in the conditions they can diagnose and provide treatment for. In addition to prescribing eye glasses and contact lenses, an ophthalmologist is licensed to provide a wide range of eye care, including complex surgery.
Some common reasons to see an ophthalmology specialist include: decreased or distorted vision, seeing colored circles around lights, eye pain or injury, double vision, and loss of peripheral (side) vision. Your primary care provider or optometrist may also refer you to an ophthalmologist because of certain risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, AIDS, or a family history of eye disease. Because of the increased risk for glaucoma, people of African or Hispanic descent are urged to see an ophthalmologist even if they do not have any of these risk factors.
Ophthalmologists offer advanced diagnostics, progressive treatments, and full patient support for a range of vision conditions. From the latest laser vision correction surgery to treatment for serious eye disease, our San Diego-based ophthalmologists have the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care, including writing prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. If you’re experiencing symptoms that you suspect may be related to eye disease, you should see an ophthalmologist to discuss the best treatment options for you.