Scripps ophthalmologists care for adults, teens and children with problems affecting their eyes or vision. Our eye doctors provide expert treatment for conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, infections and injuries. In addition, we offer comprehensive vision exams and services to help you see your best, including advanced laser eye surgery. You’ll find Scripps ophthalmology specialists at our physician offices and clinics throughout San Diego County.
Scripps 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.
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 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.