What is an Ophthalmologist?

When to See an Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologists is a medical doctor who has completed a three-year residency in ophthalmology (eye surgery) and at least a one-year internship in their specialty. They can provide eye exams, vision testing, write prescriptions, and perform eye surgery. (An optometrist cannot perform surgery.) The ophthalmologists at the Cizik Eye Clinic are faculty members in the McGovern Medical School Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual.

They are also board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Physicians practicing here are nationally and internationally renowned in their specialty and subspecialties. Our ophthalmology service provides comprehensive, compassionate care ranging from general eye exams to treatment of rare eye conditions, such as glaucoma and ocular tumors.

The subspecialties represented in the Cizik Eye Clinic include ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery, corneal and external disease, glaucoma, retina and vitreous, pediatric ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology. Diagnosing and treating eye issues early is key to developing and maintaining good vision.

What you can expect at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic

The Cizik Eye Clinic opened in 2007 and is housed in Memorial Hermann Plaza at 6400 Fannin Street. It includes dozens of exam areas, multiple operating rooms, and laser suites equipped with the most sophisticated equipment available for patient care. People travel from across the country and the world for treatment at the Cizik Eye Clinic, in part because our affiliation with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth provides unmatched resources and expertise. Our friendly staff works diligently to make your visit pleasant and efficient, as we maximize patient flow through everything from routine eye exams to the most advanced eye surgeries. Our physicians are faculty members at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology or are board eligible. At the Cizik Eye Clinic, we understand that the eye is a small part of a whole patient who deserves top-notch, comprehensive care in a cutting-edge facility.