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Comprehensive Medical Care for your Eyes and Vision

woman getting an eye examMaintaining good eye and vision health is foundational to your overall health and wellbeing. Our experienced ophthalmologist provides screening, diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of medical conditions.

In addition to routine eye exams, we can perform an in-depth medical examination of your eyes to ensure proper function, treat injuries and infections and look for signs and symptoms of more serious conditions.

Our expertise includes care of:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye conditions related to diabetes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Dry eyes
  • Injuries to the eye, eyelid and eye socket
  • Infections and inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Amblyopia (commonly referred to as lazy eye)
  • Retinal detachment

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist?

Both ophthalmologists and optometrists provide primary care for your eyes and aid in vision correction. For people with more complex or serious eye injuries and conditions an ophthalmologist is able to provide more specialized medical care.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who went to medical school and did a residency training in ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists in their level of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Because ophthalmologists are medical doctors, they can sometimes recognize other health problems that aren't directly related to the eye, and refer patients to the right provider for treatment.

Call (970) 642-4816 to make an appointment with Dr. Moskowitz-Elfenbein for a complete eye medical exam.

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