An eye specialist, also known as an ophthalmologist, is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye diseases and disorders. These specialists undergo extensive education and training, including medical school, internship, and residency, followed by additional years of specialized training in ophthalmology.

Eye specialists are trained to provide a wide range of eye care services, including:

Diagnosis and Treatment: They diagnose and manage various eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

Prescription of Corrective Lenses: They can assess vision problems and prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Surgical Procedures: Ophthalmologists perform surgeries, such as cataract surgery, LASIK (refractive surgery), corneal transplants, retinal detachment repair, and procedures to treat glaucoma or other eye conditions.

Comprehensive Eye Exams: They conduct thorough eye examinations to assess overall eye health, detect diseases or abnormalities, and monitor eye conditions.

Management of Eye Injuries: Eye specialists also handle eye emergencies and injuries, providing immediate care and treatment when necessary.