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Floyd Career Learning Center
(605) 367-4293
908 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
American Postal Workers Union-Sioux Falls Local
(605) 335-0630
101 S Fairfax Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Communication Workers Of America Local 7500
(605) 336-7505
101 S Fairfax Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
International Union Of Operating Engineers-Local 49
(605) 336-1952
101 S Fairfax Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Sioux Falls Local Office
(605) 367-5300
811 East 10 Street, Dept. 41
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Avera Healthworks
(605) 322-5100
4928 N Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Communication Worker
(605) 336-7505
101 S Fairfax Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Volunteers Of America Dakotas
(605) 334-1414
1309 West 51st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
South Dakota Career Center
(605) 367-5499
811 E 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Availability Employment
(605) 336-0353
4309 S Racket Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Ophthalmologist

How to become an Ophthalmologist

After graduation from high school, formal training to become an ophthalmologist involves four years of college, then four years of medical school plus one year of internship and at least three years at a hospital residency program.

The arduous training ensures that an ophthalmologist is ready to perform a variety of techniques including surgical procedures during their practice.

The term 'ophthalmologist' is sometimes confused with 'optician' and 'optometrist'. An optician is neither trained nor responsible for any type of eye exam; they help a patient choose eyeglass frames and adjust them to fit correctly. An optometrist is a doctor who examines patients for various eye diseases or abnormal conditions. An ophthalmologist is the only professional in the field that is licensed to perform eye surgery.

What does an Ophthalmologist do?

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. An ophthalmologist is licensed to practice both medicine and surgery.

As part of providing comprehensive eye care, ophthalmologists perform routine eye exams as part of the diagnosis process. They also prescribe and fit eye glasses and contact lenses.

Ophthalmologists can opt to specialize in many areas including the treatment of diseases such as glaucoma, or by choosing to specialize in dealing with adult patients or pediatrics. Others may specialize in a specific part of the eye like the cornea or retina. There are also ophthalmologists that specialize in plastic surgery of the eye and in veterinary ophthalmology.

An ophthalmologist is trained to perform surgical procedures that include laser, cataract and retinal disease surgery. An ophthalmologist may divide their time between their patient loads at a clinic with time performing surgery at a local hospital.

What skills or qualities do I need to become an Ophthalmologist?

Good vision, a basic interest in science and a desire to help people is an integral part of the job. Becoming an ophthalmologist requires a keen eye for detail along with good manual dexterity and depth perception in order to perform delicate surgeries.

Ophthalmologists must be well coordinated, quick thinkers and able to pay a great attention to detail along with being committed to learning and continuous skill development.

Patient care and communication is very important as relationships will more than likely be formed on a long-term basis. Working as an ophthalmologist can be a rewarding experience as patients are usually very grateful for any help regarding their vision. It should be noted that much of an ophthalmologist's day is spent in the dark while examining patients which can become somewhat monotonous at times.

In the case of a private practice situation, an ophthalmologist needs to be a team player yet able to manage their own business at the same time. Skills in this area would include management, s...

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