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Dr. Richard Wetzig has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians 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.
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After being referred for a possible detached retina to Dr. Wetzig, I had my appointment with him. It was at that time that he told me he couldn't check my retina because I needed to have someone drive me home since he was going to dialate my eyes. No one told me that before the appointment. Then he told me to call back on the next business day for an appointment that day and come prepared with a ride. I called like his staff told me to and had my ride all set up and then was told they'd have to check with the doctor to see if he was even coming in that day and they'd call me back. Several hours later I received the call letting me know he would see me the next day or two days out. Here's the thing: the injury that I sustained was 17 days ago and I was told I had a possible detached retina a week ago. A detached retina is not something to mess around with and even if I don't have it, he still should not have put me off several days. It's only my sight, right? VERY FRUSTRATING AND DISAPPOINTING!!!
Dr. Wetzig is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Memorial Health System
Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
34 Years Experience
University of Colorado
Graduated in 1979
Dr. Richard Wetzig accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions616 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO
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