Your Ophthalmologist & Vision Care Team

Your Ophthalmologist & Vision Care Team

The eye care team encompasses several different medical specialists who work together to provide eye care for patients. Led by ophthalmologists, the medical doctors who specialize in eye care and surgery, the eye care team includes optometrists, nurses, opticians, medical assistants, techs and photographers. Each person serves a different role on the team. Ophthalmologists are highly-trained eye physicians and surgeons, the designated medical leaders in the eye care team. They are licensed medical specialists in eye and vision care, surgery and medical interventions, and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of serious eye disease. Ophthalmologists perform comprehensive eye exams, conduct surgery, prescribe and administer medication, and determine the ideal prescription for corrective lenses. Ophthalmologists are physicians who, upon graduation from medical school, undertake several years of post-graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. In Saudi Arabia Ophthalmologists undergo 4 years residency training and 2 years of fellowship practice.