Dr. John Parent is an ophthalmologist practicing in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Parent specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Parent can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Parent can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Education and Training
In Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis In 1971
Indiana University School of Medicine 1977
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
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- University Of Louisville 1972
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. J. Rex Parent, who serves patients in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dr. Parent has been selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, is listed as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”, and was given the “Patients Choice Award” in Indiana. He is the first eye surgeon in northeast Indiana to perform custom LASIK, RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange), RELACS (Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery) and IOLs (Multifocal Intraocular Lenses) with these elite credentials.
Dr. Parent is the owner of the Eye Center of Fort Wayne, which is Northeast Indiana’s first nationally accredited ambulatory surgical center, devoted exclusively to eye surgery. The Center offers complete medical eye examinations by specialists in the field of ophthalmology. This includes the diagnosis, management, and treatment of eye diseases. “The best compliment that I can receive is when one of my patients is satisfied enough to recommend a family member or friend to our clinic” said Dr. Parent.
Dr. Parent has lectured nationally and internationally and has authored numerous medical journal articles on advanced cataract and refractive surgical techniques. He has also been involved in several approval studies for various cataract surgery devices.
Dr. Parent is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Fort Wayne Medical Society, and the the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, Dr. Parent is an initial member of both the Intraocular Lens Implant Society and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgical Society.
Dr. Parent received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville Hospital. He also completed a residency in internal medicine with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program (FWMEP).
Dr. Parent has received the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award. He has also participated in early scientific exchanges between China and the U.S., and has done teaching and humanitarian work in Guatemala and Honduras. For his frequent participation in medical humanitarian missions abroad, he has been presented with the “Tribute from the Heart” award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. An ophthalmologist, like Dr. Parent, is expert in the diseases, functions and anatomy of the eye. Ophthalmologists may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, they are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract and corneal surgery.
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