Eye Care Department
Eye Clinic Mission: “A commitment to provide excellent complete eye care to our Dine community with respect, integrity, and compassion.”
The Tséhootsooí Medical Center Eye Care Department is committed to providing the highest quality vision care to the Fort Defiance service area and surrounding communities. Our goal is to give patients quality eye care. We feel that establishing a professional relationship with each of our patients is most important.
Our exceptional staff includes:
Medical Support Assistant (MSA) is located in the front office and gladly help with your appointment scheduling, take phone calls and messages, and assist the clinical staff.
Technicians will interview patients and document ocular and medical histories, perform a variety of routine tests that provide diagnostic information, administer topical medication as required by the optometrist and assist the optometrist with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
Optometrist specializes in function and disorders of the eye, detection of eye disease, and treatment; management of eye disease. An optometrist conducts eye examinations, prescribes prescription eyeglasses, and diagnoses and treats eye diseases and disorders.
Ophthalmologist treats eye diseases, prescribes medications, and performs eye surgeries to improve vision and eye health, or prevents the worsening of eye and vision-related conditions.
Optician specializes in filling lens prescriptions, assisting patients with lens and frame selection and fitting.
Ophthalmic Patient Coordinator facilitates the efficient and timely entry of the patient referrals to ophthalmology specialists, coordinates Diabetic and surgical care among other patients eye health-related duties.