A Vision for the Future

Good vision allows us to enjoy life to its fullest. Physicians who diagnose and treat vision problems are located on each of our general hospital campuses.

Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in medical and surgical care of the eye.  Their training includes eight years of medical/surgical training to earn an MD or DO degree. Some also pursue an additional one or two years of fellowship training to focus on a specific eye condition. They diagnose and treat eye disease and conditions and are trained to perform eye surgery.    

Optometrists are physicians who provide primary care for vision problems. Their training includes four years optometry training to earn an OD degree. They perform vision exams, prescribe corrective lenses, and prescribe mediations for eye conditions. 

Learn more about the Ophthalmology – Optometry – Eye Surgery at Willis-Knighton: