12. What is an ophthalmologist?

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 |

Dr. Yamamoto is a board certified ophthalmologist who can provide all ranges of eye care from prescribing glasses to performing surgeries. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has graduated from college and medical school, followed by completion of an internship year and 3 years of ophthalmology residency.

Dr. Yamamoto received additional training by completing a fellowship in medical retina. There are other eye care providers such as optometrists and opticians, but they are not physicians and cannot perform surgeries.