Eye Care (Ophthalmology and Optometry)

Find an ophthalmologist in San Diego

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Find an ophthalmologist in San Diego

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.

Eye care at Scripps

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.

What eye conditions does Scripps treat?

Our ophthalmologists and optometrists care for conditions that affect the health of your eyes and your vision. 

Vision problems

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism 
  • Presbyopia 
  • Refractions (vision corrections) after cataract and laser surgery

Eye diseases and conditions

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Cornea and external disease
  • Vitreoretinal disease
  • Oculofacial plastic surgery

What if I need eye 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.

What is oculoplastic surgery?

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.

What does an optometrist do?

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.

How do I find an eye doctor?

Check our Doctor Finder to find a Scripps 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. If you need language assistance, qualified medical interpreters are available seven days a week at Scripps' locations during regular business hours.

What vision insurance does Scripps accept?

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.