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 Plainview, TX has a population of approximately 28,849 people. There is 1 ophthalmologist near Plainview, which gives it a ratio of 1 ophthalmologist per 28,849 residents or a ratio of 1 ophthalmologist per 9,193 households. There are 9,193 households in Plainview.