There are around 13 doctors based within the greater Canberra region including Symonston, O’Connor and Ainslie who advise they are able to perform or consult on vision correction surgery and treatment. Laser eye surgery is typically performed by an Ophthalmologists who are classified under the medical practice of Ophthalmology a field of medicine that deals with diseases, functions and anatomy of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems, and since ophthalmologist perform operations they can be both a medical and surgical specialist.
- Canberra Eye Laser Centre – 3, 40 Martus-Clarke St Canberra ACT 2601
- Dr David Tridgell – 17-21 University Ave Canberra ACT 2601
Professional Requirements for ophthalmologists.
Must have completed a college degree, medical school and residency/internship training along with 2 to 4 years of postgrad training in ophthalmology. In a number of countries ophthalmologists also can undergo additional specialist training in sub specialties. The Ophthalmology sub specalities deal with certain diseases or diseases of certain parts of your eye. Some of these medical specialities are:
- Ocular oncology
- Orbit surgery & Oculoplastics
- Refractive surgery
- Vitreo-retinal surgery
- Posterior Segment
- Anterior segment surgery