Ophthalmology is the medical field devoted to the study and care of eyes and vision. A physician with advanced training in eye and vision care is called an ophthalmologist.

Experienced Ophthalmologists

The experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital care about your vision and offer complete eye care for the whole family, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to performing eye surgery. Eye diseases don’t always have symptoms, so regular checkups are the best way to protect your vision.

Comprehensive Eye Care

Our eye and vision care specialists are skilled in:

  • Routine and medical eye exams and vision testing
  • Treating eye disorders including
    • Cataracts – clouding of the eye lenses
    • Conjunctivitis – an infection of the eyelid also known as pinkeye
    • Dry eye syndrome – the inability to produce sufficient tears to coat the eye
    • Glaucoma – damage to the optic nerve from pressure in the eye
    • Macular degeneration – deterioration of the center of the retina (the macula)
    • Retinal disorders – problems with the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye
  • LASIK surgery – for vision correction
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Cosmetic procedures – including eyelid surgery and Botox® injections

Learn more about eye conditions and their treatment at our online Health Encyclopedia.

Find out what happens during a routine eye exam.


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