Ophthalmology Services

Lifespan Physician Group

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Lifespan Ophthalmology Services

Lifespan provides the full spectrum of ophthalmology services, from diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases to cataract surgery, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our ophthalmology team sees referrals from within the Lifespan system as well as new patients.

Our highly skilled ophthalmology providers bring years of experience and deliver comprehensive vision care to the southern New England community. They are nationally recognized physicians, many of whom also teach students and residents of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and conduct research in the field.

What Is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine concerning the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Unlike optometrists and opticians, ophthalmologists receive advanced training to practice medicine and surgery and to diagnose and treat a wider range of conditions. 

An ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat all eye diseases, perform eye surgery and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some of the common conditions ophthalmologists diagnose and treat are glaucoma, cataracts, disorders with neurological causes such as double vision or vision loss, retinal issues, corneal issues, and issues that require reconstructive surgery.

When Do I Need to See an Eye Doctor?

Many people see an ophthalmologist when they experience chronic or severe vision symptoms, such as:

●    Bulging eyes
●    Reduced, distorted, or double vision
●    Excessive tearing up
●    Floaters in field of vision
●    Flashes of light in vision
●    Unexplained eye redness
●    Loss of peripheral vision
●    Sudden vision loss or changes in vision
●    Sudden or severe eye pain
●    Eye injury

Because they are advanced medical providers, many ophthalmologists also take part in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders. 

Learn more about ophthalmology services

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Make an Appointment to See an Eye Doctor

The Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology team provides the full spectrum of ophthalmology services and brings years of experience to the comprehensive care of your vision.

Contact us at 401-444-6551.

An Emerging Leader in Advanced Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmology providers deliver comprehensive vision care to the southern New England community.

They are nationally recognized physicians, many of whom also teach students and residents of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and conduct research in the field.

Ophthalmology Services and Treatments

Our ophthalmology practices offer a variety of treatments for common conditions, as well as specialty services, including:

  • Cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses
  • Glaucoma management and surgery
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic plastic surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Adult strabismus
  • Blepharitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Macular degeneration
  • Contact lens prescription and management
  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cornea and anterior segment surgery

See a list of ophthalmologists affiliated with Lifespan

Medical staff performing clinical research trials in a lab

Clinical Trials for Eye Disease

Research is currently being conducted to learn more about eye disease and how it affects our patients.

Find eye disease clinical trials

Ophthalmology Services Locations