Dr. Lange and Dr. Mulhern are both board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Brown is board eligible. Drs. Lange, Mulhern, and Brown are all LenSx certified and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist obtains an undergraduate degree, then completes a four year medical school obtaining a doctor of medicine (MD) degree. They then complete an internship year and a three year ophthalmology residency. Some may sub-specialize in an area of ophthalmology by completing a fellowship.
An optometrist completes prerequisite undergraduate courses but most optometry schools do not require an undergraduate degree. They then complete a four-year optometry degree (OD). Most also complete a one year residency for special certification. Optometrists diagnose eye ailments and prescribe glasses, contacts and eye-related medication.
Our ophthalmologists can give you complete eye care services including accurate diagnosis of eye conditions, medication treatments, surgery and laser-assisted surgery in addition to your basic prescription of glasses and contacts.