What is an Ophthalmologist?

ophthalmologist pembroke pinesAn ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in eye and vision care.  Ophthalmologists are different from optometrists and opticians in that they have higher levels of training and can diagnose and treat a wider range of conditions. Ophthalmologists complete college and go on to receive an additional eight years of medical training before they may practice ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists are licensed to practice both medicine and surgery. Typical duties of an ophthalmologist include the diagnosis and treatment of all eye diseases, performing eye surgery and prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some ophthalmologists also involve themselves in the scientific research on causes and cures of various eye diseases. 

Our Expert Ophthalmologist in Pembroke Pines

Our very own Dr. Nelson Preschel is a multidisciplinary ophthalmologist with the capabilities to perform a wide range of diagnoses, treatments and surgeries. Dr. Preschel holds advanced fellowship training in cornea surgery, refractive surgery, and anterior segment surgery as well as glaucoma treatment. His extensive educational background and advanced surgical and clinical skills make him one of few South Florida eye surgeons of his caliber. Read some of Dr. Preschel's patient testimonials here.

Dr. Preschel is committed to serving the Pembroke Pines community. Speaking fluent Spanish and English, Dr. Preschel is able to meet the needs of both national and international patients with ease. Dr. Preschel and his family are proud members of the Southern Florida community. Serving the Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, Aventura, Doral, Plantation and Miami areas, Dr. Preschel is dedicated to reaching as many patients as possible. 

If you are searching for a unique, multidisciplinary and multicultural eye care environment, reach out to Dr. Preschel’s office for an appointment.