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Mat-Su Job Center
(907) 352-2500
877 W. Commercial Drive
Wasilla, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Valdez Job Center
(907) 835-4910
213 Meals Ave., State Office Building, Room 22
Valdez, AK
 
Carpenters Local 1243
(907) 456-3582
25 Timberland Dr
Fairbanks, AK
 
Fairbanks Job Center
(907) 451-5967
675 Seventh Ave., Station D
Fairbanks, AK
 
Mike Denbleyker/ Herbalife
(907) 745-6257
PO Box 1622
Palmer, AK

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Kodiak Job Center
(907) 486-3105
309 Center Street
Kodiak, AK
 
A C C F T Local 2404
(907) 562-2660
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska State Employees Assoc Local 52 Afscme Aflcio
(907) 463-4949
400 W Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
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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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