An ophthalmologist specializes in eye and vision care. Specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery, many eye MD's are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function, and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists receive special training in all aspects of eye care, including prevention, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of eye conditions and diseases. This information was adapted from the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.


  • Length of training: 3 years
  • Match: San Francisco
  • Application service: Common Application Service

Prerequisite: 1-year general internship training

  • Match: NRMP
  • Application Service: ERAS

Ohio State Department of Ophthalmology

  • Department Chair: Thomas Mauger, MD
  • Residency Director: Andrew Hendershot, MD
  • Residency Coordinator: Trish Weber, 614-293-8117
  • Education Director: Michael Wells, MD
  • Education Coordinator: Meredith Hess, 614-366-0953

Learn more about the Department of Ophthalmology

Specialty Champions

  • Raymond Cho, MD
  • Gloria Fleming, MD
  • Andrew Hendershot, MD
  • Shelly Jain, MD
  • Alan Letson, MD
  • Paul Weber, MD
  • Michael Wells, MD


AAMC Careers in Medicine: Ophthalmology