An ophthalmologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
The area of Higgins, TX has a population of approximately 489 people. There is 1 ophthalmologist near Higgins, which gives it a ratio of 1 ophthalmologist per 489 residents or a ratio of 1 ophthalmologist per 227 households. There are 227 households in Higgins.