Am I A Candidate? in Nashville, TN
Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers ophthalmology services for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. If you are asking yourself, “Am I a candidate?” the information below can be a good starting point, but the best way to find out is to schedule a consultation.
How Can an Ophthalmologist Help Me?
Choosing an eye care professional is important for protecting your eyes and vision. As a starting point, you should understand what an ophthalmologist does for you and your family. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or MD. In some cases, the ophthalmologist may be an osteopathic doctor or OD. Your ophthalmologist has completed four years of college plus:
- Four years of medical school
- One year of internship
- At least three years of ophthalmology residency in a hospital setting
An ophthalmologist can:
- Write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses
- Diagnose and treat diseases that affect the eyes
- Perform eye examinations
- Perform eye surgery
How is an Ophthalmologist Different from an Optometrist?
The primary difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist is that an ophthalmologist is a medical doctor and an optometrist is a doctor of optometry. The optometrist has a more limited scope for providing treatments and prescribing medications.
What Types of Eye Conditions Can Be Treated By an Ophthalmologist?
How Much Do Ophthalmology Services Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your ophthalmology services may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers ophthalmology services for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. One of the most common questions we receive is, “Am I a candidate?” Patients of all ages benefit from ophthalmology services, and we invite you to contact us to schedule a personal consultation.