Ophthalmologists in Shreveport, LA

Highland Eye Clinic is your trusted local provider of Ophthalmology services in Shreveport, LA. Our team of dedicated ophthalmologists and optometrists has provided personalized, experienced eye care for over two decades. As a local authority in eye health, we are committed to maintaining and improving your vision with a suite of comprehensive services.

Ophthalmologists vs. Optometrists: What is the Difference?

Ophthalmologists and optometrists play integral roles in eye care, yet their duties and responsibilities differ significantly due to their levels of training and what they can diagnose and treat.

  • An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their training levels and what they can diagnose and treat. After college, they complete a minimum of eight years of medical training. As a result, they are licensed to practice medicine and surgery. This means an ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat all eye diseases, perform eye surgeries, and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.
  • An optometrist is a healthcare professional who provides primary vision care. They perform eye exams and vision tests, prescribe and dispense corrective lenses, detect certain eye abnormalities, and prescribe medications for certain eye diseases. They complete a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program after college, which typically takes four years. While optometrists can diagnose and treat certain eye conditions, they do not perform surgery.

In practical terms, if you’re having a routine check-up for glasses or contact lenses, an optometrist usually will handle it. However, you will likely need to see an ophthalmologist if you have a more serious condition, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or corneal issues.

At Highland Eye Clinic, we have ophthalmologists and optometrists on our team, ensuring that all your eye care needs can be met under one roof. They work together to provide comprehensive eye care, from routine eye examinations to surgical procedures.

Ophthalmology Services at Highland Eye Clinic

At Highland Eye Clinic, we offer a wide range of Ophthalmology services. Our dedicated team provides expert care for a variety of eye conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized attention you deserve.

  • Cataracts: Our skilled ophthalmologists diagnose and treat cataracts, a condition characterized by clouding of the eye’s natural lens. We offer modern surgical options to restore your vision, including laser-assisted cataract surgery.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma, a group of eye conditions leading to optic nerve damage, can be managed effectively with early detection. Our team offers comprehensive glaucoma care, from medication management to advanced surgical procedures.
  • LASIK: As a popular form of vision correction, LASIK surgery can help reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Our eye specialists perform thorough evaluations to determine your eligibility for this procedure.
  • Eyelids: Our team is experienced in treating various eyelid disorders, including ptosis (drooping eyelids), blepharitis (eyelid inflammation), and chalazia (eyelid lumps). Treatment options can range from medication to surgery, depending on the severity of the condition.
  • Vision Correction: We offer a wide range of vision correction services, including prescription glasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgeries. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible vision tailored to your lifestyle and preferences.

Visit Highland Eye Clinic for Ophthalmology Services in Shreveport

At Highland Eye Clinic, we are committed to providing top-tier ophthalmology services. Our team of providers brings a wealth of experience and a patient-centered approach to eye care. We invite you to entrust your vision health to our skilled ophthalmologists and optometrists.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us. If you have any questions about your upcoming visit, we encourage you to visit our FAQ page or reach out directly to our friendly staff.

Discover the difference that personalized, experienced care can make for your vision. Choose Highland Eye Clinic, your local ophthalmologist in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. For a comprehensive list of our ophthalmology services, please visit our services page. Let us guide you towards clearer vision and better eye health.

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