Eye & Vision Care in Central Utah

Whether you need a general eye exam or require advanced eye surgery, the services offered at Central Valley Medical Center for ophthalmology are equipped to help. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) are similar to optometrists in that they both diagnose and treat eye and vision problems. An ophthalmologist is capable of performing the same duties as your optometrist, with the primary difference being that an ophthalmologist has received special training for treating advanced eye and vision disorders. Optometrists should be able to provide the care you need for standard eye conditions, but if you have chronic eye issues then you may need an ophthalmologist’s expertise for treatment.

Choosing Your Eye Care Provider

If you already have an eye doctor that you trust, there probably isn’t a need for you to switch to an ophthalmologist unless something serious happens to your eyes. Your optometrist will likely refer you to an ophthalmologist if you have a condition that they cannot treat on their own. At Central Valley Medical Center, our ophthalmologists work closely with referring optometrists to coordinate patient care and provide the best treatment possible.

The following are eye conditions that usually require an ophthalmologist’s intervention:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Retinal detachment
  • Corneal dystrophies

At Central Valley Medical Center, our goal is to provide our community with a wide range of quality health services close to home. Contact us today if you need to reach our ophthalmology team.