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Cheryl Haynes, CPRW, SPHR, MS
(508) 245-0757
PO Box 234
Harmony, RI
 
Emily Kapit, CPRW
(646) 239-0440
375 Lloyd Ave., Apt. 1-C
Providence, RI
 
Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center
(401) 767-4662
400 Aylsworth Avenue
Woonsocket, RI
 
Staff U Smart
(401) 671-6950
85 Fairmount St
Woonsocket, RI
 
Blaisdell Orrin
(508) 533-7224
156 Pine St
Franklin, MA
 
Beth Squires, CPRW
(781) 690-1375
36 Ridge Rd.
Norfolk, MA
 
Beate Hait, CPRW, NCRW
(508) 429-1813
80 Wingate Road
Holliston, MA
 
Woonsocket Teacher's Guild Aft
(401) 769-5320
1 Cumberland St Ste 1
Woonsocket, RI
 
Woonsocket Networkri Center
(401) 235-1201
219 Pond Street
Woonsocket, RI
 
Back To Business
(508) 520-4100
1 Huckleberry Ln
Franklin, MA
 

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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