At Shepard Eye Center, our mission “is to provide a wide range of eye care with excellence”. To do this, we have several levels of eye care professionals to care for you.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs) who are residency trained in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, eye trauma, sagging eyelids, dry eye, eye infections, and allergies. In addition, our ophthalmologists perform the most advanced and popular vision correction surgeries such as LASIK, the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), and the ReSTOR Implant for both near and far vision. Our ophthalmologists have been and continue to be principle investigators in several FDA studies for new vision correcting implants as well as glaucoma implants. Our ophthalmologists have also published authors with a distinguished resume of teaching around the world. Because many people prefer to trust only eye surgeons when it comes to any procedure around the eyes, our doctors also perform many cosmetic treatments such as eye lid lifts, brow lifts, Botox, wrinkle fillers and chemical peels.
Retina Specialists are ophthalmologists who have additional training in treating trauma, disease, and complications of the retina. Our retina specialist specializes in treating such conditions as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments.
Optometrists are eye doctors who are trained at schools of optometry, much like your dentist goes to four years of dental school after college. Optometrists are trained in comprehensive eye examinations, vision correction with glasses and contact lenses, low vision, and the diagnosis of eye disease as well as treating some minor eye diseases such as the pink eye. Optometrists are not surgeons but can perform minor procedures such as removing a foreign object, stray eyelashes or inserting tiny plugs to help with dry eyes. Our optometrists work closely with our ophthalmologists as a team to use the strengths of each profession to provide you with the best eye care available today.