Scripps Clinic ophthalmologists and optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams to diagnose and treat a full range of vision and eye problems often related to disease, injury or simply aging. We also help you take steps to keep your eyes healthy and prevent future problems. We also have an optometry store at Scripps Green Hospital.
Our ophthalmologists and optometrists care for conditions that affect the health of your eyes and your vision.
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Refractions (vision corrections) after cataract and laser surgery
Eye diseases and conditions
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Cornea and external disease
- Vitreoretinal disease
- Oculofacial plastic surgery
Scripps Clinic ophthalmologists perform surgery to remove cataracts, repair detached retinas, treat eye injuries and more. Our laser surgery experts also provide laser vision correction using many of the most advanced methods. We perform many of these procedures as outpatient surgeries.
Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on and around the eyes, such as on the eyelids, eyebrows, cheeks and forehead. For example, blepharoplasty is surgery to correct drooping eyelids that interfere with vision. Depending on the type of oculoplastic surgery you need, you may have an inpatient or outpatient procedure.
An optometrist is a licensed healthcare professional who provides basic vision care, including testing vision and prescribing contact lenses or glasses if needed. Optometrists also diagnose some eye problems such as infections or dry eyes and prescribe medications. While optometrists are not medical doctors, they do complete four years of optometry school and receive a doctor of optometry (OD) degree.
Check our Doctor Finder to find a Scripps Clinic ophthalmologist or optometrist located near you. Use the Doctor Finder to search for an eye doctor by name, hospital affiliation, gender, language and practice location.
Scripps Clinic accepts only EyeMed Vision for Scripps employees and their dependents or self-pay for routine eye exams at this time. If you have a diagnosed eye condition and Medicare Plan B, please call 858-554-7996 to schedule an appointment. Scheduling by phone allows us to ensure your condition is evaluated appropriately.
If you have a different insurance plan, please contact your insurance carrier to find an in-network provider. If you would like to schedule as self-pay (no insurance), please call 858-554-7996 to schedule an appointment. Scheduling by phone allows us to explain your estimated cost.