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To get an idea of the wide range of conditions an ophthalmologist may encounter, read up on opthalmology in a good encyclopedia and find out more on common eye problems that many of us have heard about or experienced, such as nearsightedness, conjunctivitis (often called "pinkeye"), glaucoma, and cataracts.

Investigate some of the areas an ophthalmologist may specialize in, such as ocular immunology, vitreoretinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, and pediatric ophthalmology.

Contact a local ophthalmologist to arrange for an information interview. Create a list of questions about the profession to bring to the interview.

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