Ophthalmology Services for Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Los Gatos and San Jose
It can be quite an unexpected moment when your primary-care optometrist says, "I'm going to refer you to an ophthalmologist." This statement doesn't reflect badly on the optometrist's competence; it simply means that you need medical treatments that optometrists don't provide. Here at Spectrum Eye Physicians, we offer a wide range of ophthalmology services to patients throughout Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Los Gatos and San Jose.
The Differences Between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
Optometrists and ophthalmologists offer different types of services because they don't receive quite the same training and certification. A Doctor of Optometry degree qualifies the practitioner to perform a variety of primary care services, including comprehensive eye exams, basic care for eye disorders, and fitting for corrective lenses. Ophthalmologists are actually able to perform these services as well, but they receive an M.D degree, which qualifies them to perform more invasive forms of medical treatment. If you require surgery, for example, an optometrist will refer you to an ophthalmologist.
What Ophthalmology Can Do for You
Our team of medical doctors can provide many different kinds of ophthalmology care. You may benefit from such services as:
We can control many forms of glaucoma with medication. But if your glaucoma requires more intensive treatment, we can perform procedures such as laser trabeculoplasty to relieve fluid pressure.
Non-Surgical and Surgical Cataract Treatment
When corrective lenses are no longer adequate to compensate for cataracts, we can administer laser assisted surgery to break up the diseased cataract (for easy removal) and replace it with an artificial lens.
LASIK and Epi-LASIK
LASIK surgery reshapes your corneal tissues to correct your vision precisely, making it a great substitute for glasses or contacts. We also offer a procedure called Epi-LASIK for patients whose corneas are not well-suited for standard LASIK.
Corneal Disease Treatment
We offer sophisticated treatment for keratoconus, dry eye complications, and other issues that threaten your corneal health.
Retinal Disease Treatment
We can diagnose and treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other diseases that can rob you of your eyesight.
We can repair, modify or reconstruct the eye socket, the eyelid, and the tissues around the eye. We can even replace a diseased eye with a prosthetic eye.
Preventative and Optical Care
Your family can get those essential eye exams, vision tests, glasses and contacts right here at our clinic.
Need to Schedule an Eye Exam or Treatment?
As you can see, Spectrum Eye Physicians really can serve as your all-in-one choice for general ophthalmology, medical eye treatment, and primary eye care. Try our services for yourself by calling and scheduling an eye exam today at 408-884-2215.