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Neal Nirenberg, MD, FACS
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Patients all over the world often want to find the "BEST" eye specialist, eye surgeon, or eye doctor.

While there are many different opinions about what this means, in our opinion, the best eye specialist for you is the one most qualified to treat your particular condition, and with whom you feel the most confident and comfortable.

Since there is no official "rating" system for eye specialist, for the most part, it's up to you to learn about the physician in whom you are placing your trust. With that in mind, here are a few common FAQ's to consider:

What is an Ophthalmologist?

At East Valley Ophthalmology, our physicians are all ophthalmologists. This means they are medical doctors (M.Ds) that specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and other related eye-specific conditions. As well, ophthalmologists provide routine eye exams, treat glaucoma, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses.

The training required to become an ophthalmologist is amazingly long and rigorous. It includes a minimum of four years of undergraduate college, at least four years of medical school, a one-year internship in general medicine (usually at a hospital), and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at an accredited teaching program. Following this, many ophthalmologists complete one or two additional years of training in a fellowship program to concentrate in a particular aspect of eye medicine, to become an eye specialist. In addition to that, yearly Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a mandatory requirement that must be met for the renewal of practicing ophthalmology certificates.

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What is a "Board Certified" Ophthalmologist?

Board certification means that your ophthalmologist has taken and passed rigorous examinations that cover all aspects of medical and surgical eye care. These examinations are completely voluntary. An ophthalmologist is not required by law to be "board-certified" for the practice of medicine. The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is the main certifying body for ophthalmologists in the United States. At East Valley Ophthalmology, our physicians are Board Certified.

What is an Eye Specialist?

By definition, all ophthalmologists specialize in treatment of eye problems. However, some choose to concentrate even further in one or more specific areas. This is typically done after they complete a fellowship training program. An eye specialist may focus on treatment of a particular disease, such as glaucoma, or in a specific part of the eye like the retina or the cornea, or in a particular field such as pediatric care.

At East Valley Ophthalmology, our physicians specialize in cataract surgery, IOL power calculations, diseases of the eye, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, plus anti-aging procedures, including cosmetic plastic surgery, botox injections, facial fillers, regenerating skin care.

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Optometrists and Opticians in Arizona:

There are many other eye care professionals, such as optometrists and opticians. They are authorized to provide limited aspects of eye care.

Optometrist in Arizona

Optometrists in Arizona provide routine vision care services, prescribe eyeglasses and fit contact lenses. In Arizona specifically, as in some other states, optometrists have been legislatively permitted to treat certain eye diseases. Optometrists are not medical doctors and may not perform surgery, but they do basic eye exams and often refer patients to ophthalmologists for conditions that require surgery.

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Opticians in Arizona

Opticians in Arizona dispense eyeglasses, but do not perform eye exams or treat any eye diseases. At the present time, opticians are not required to be licensed in Arizona.

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The eye specialists of East Valley Ophthalmology perform advanced technology diagnostic testing and treatment, as well as taking the time necessary to provide each patient with information needed to fully understand their condition and to achieve their best possible visual outcome.

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East Valley Ophthalmology
5620 East Broadway Road
Mesa, Arizona 85206

Tel: +1-480-981-6111
FAX: +1-480-985-2426

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