Ophthalmology Specialists in California

Los Angeles (392)San Francisco (190)San Diego (186)Sacramento (153)Palo Alto (103)
San Jose (82)La Jolla (80)Beverly Hills (70)Irvine (63)Oakland (61)Pasadena (60)Torrance (57)Walnut Creek (53)Fresno (52)Stockton (50)Long Beach (49)Santa Rosa (49)Newport Beach (45)Loma Linda (43)Riverside (43)Glendale (41)Encino (39)Bakersfield (37)Orange (34)Santa Monica (34)Chula Vista (33)Santa Barbara (33)Modesto (32)Arcadia (30)Ventura (29)Roseville (28)Downey (27)Daly City (26)Santa Ana (26)Fremont (25)Huntington Beach (25)Laguna Hills (25)Palm Desert (24)San Rafael (24)Santa Clara (24)Upland (24)Fullerton (23)Temecula (23)Fontana (22)La Mesa (21)Redding (21)Salinas (19)San Luis Obispo (19)San Mateo (19)Eastvale (18)Mission Viejo (18)Rancho Cucamonga (18)Union City (18)Vallejo (18)Visalia (18)Escondido (17)Rancho Mirage (17)Berkeley (16)Redwood City (16)Barstow (15)Concord (15)El Centro (15)Lancaster (15)Montebello (15)Sunnyvale (15)Thousand Oaks (15)Burbank (14)Chico (14)Encinitas (14)Hesperia (14)Palm Springs (14)Santa Cruz (14)Woodland Hills (14)Anaheim (13)Camarillo (13)Harbor City (13)Los Gatos (13)Monterey (13)Panorama City (13)Pleasanton (13)Pomona (13)San Ramon (13)Stanford (13)Westminster (13)Antioch (12)Glendora (12)Murrieta (12)Napa (12)Redlands (12)Santa Maria (12)Valencia (12)Carlsbad (11)Hemet (11)Los Alamitos (11)Oceanside (11)San Bernardino (11)Templeton (11)Vacaville (11)Van Nuys (11)Baldwin Park (10)Burlingame (10)Folsom (10)Fountain Valley (10)Hayward (10)La Palma (10)Mountain View (10)Oroville (10)Rancho Cordova (10)San Carlos (10)Vista (10)Whittier (10)Alameda (9)Alhambra (9)City of Industry (9)Colton (9)Lakewood (9)Oxnard (9)Poway (9)San Fran (9)West Hills (9)Westlake Village (9)Covina (8)Culver City (8)Manteca (8)Martinez (8)Menlo Park (8)Monterey Park (8)San Leandro (8)West Hollywood (8)Corona (7)Costa Mesa (7)Cupertino (7)El Cajon (7)Eureka (7)Fairfield (7)Garden Grove (7)La Quinta (7)Mission Hills (7)Moreno Valley (7)National City (7)Northridge (7)Richmond (7)San Clemente (7)South San Francisco (7)Banning (6)Beaumont (6)Coronado (6)Gilroy (6)Grass Valley (6)Greenbrae (6)Huntington Park (6)Inglewood (6)Los Altos (6)Lynwood (6)Madera (6)Monrovia (6)Pismo Beach (6)San Gabriel (6)Simi Valley (6)Tustin (6)Ukiah (6)West Covina (6)Arroyo Grande (5)Auburn (5)Campbell (5)Castro Valley (5)Danville (5)Freedom (5)Lincoln (5)Lodi (5)Merced (5)Novato (5)Paradise (5)Red Bluff (5)Redondo Beach (5)Reseda (5)Victorville (5)Woodland (5)Yorba Linda (5)Apple Valley (4)Bellflower (4)Brea (4)Calabasas (4)Carmichael (4)Claremont (4)Clovis (4)Laguna Beach (4)Lompoc (4)Marysville (4)Mather (4)Ontario (4)Petaluma (4)Pittsburg (4)Placerville (4)Rosemead (4)Sherman Oaks (4)Sonora (4)Sylmar (4)Tarzana (4)Travis AFB (4)Valley Village (4)Yreka (4)Yuba City (4)Angels Camp (3)Artesia (3)Camp Pendleton (3)Carmel (3)Clearlake (3)Corte Madera (3)Del Mar (3)Duarte (3)Foster City (3)Gardena (3)Hacienda Heights (3)Hanford (3)Healdsburg (3)Hollister (3)La Habra (3)Lake Forest (3)Lawndale (3)Livermore (3)Menifee (3)Milpitas (3)Norwalk (3)Palmdale (3)Pinole (3)Placentia (3)Porterville (3)Rohnert Park (3)Rowland Heights (3)San Marcos (3)San Pablo (3)San Pedro (3)South Gate (3)South Pasadena (3)Tracy (3)Turlock (3)Watsonville (3)

Learn more about Ophthalmology Specialists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 3325 specialists practicing Ophthalmology in California with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 317 hospitals in California with affiliated Ophthalmology specialists, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.