What education or training do you need to become an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a medical physician and requires a medical degree such as the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) (U.S. trained), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as obtaining licensure. Additionally, to become an ophthalmologist, a physician must complete appropriate residency training.