This continuing series of columns will present a wide range of information about the eye. It is hoped that our readers will use this knowledge to familiarize themselves with eye diseases, their symptoms, preventive measures and treatments. The professional best suited to discuss such matters is an ophthalmologist. Trained to perform total eye care, an ophthalmologist is the only eye care professional who practices medicine and surgery. An ophthalmologist is a doctor of medicine who has attended college and medical school and has served a general internship as well as at least three years of residency in eye care. That individual can diagnose disease, prescribe treatment and perform surgery. Additionally, vision problems can be detected and then addressed with surgical procedures, glasses or contact lenses.
We are pleased to welcome you to our weekly column. In the weeks ahead, we will share recommendations on how you can maintain healthy eyes and clear vision throughout your life. We offer comprehensive eye health examinations and use the latest diagnostic methods to detect eye conditions and diseases in their early stages. We are also here to address eye injuries and infections. Please call us at 508-995-8200 if we can assist you. Our office is located at 300A Faunce Corner Road, Suite 101.