White-Wilson Medical Center

Eye doctor Fort Walton Beach

Your vision is your most precious sense. The White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is here to help preserve and enhance your vision over the course of your life.

What is an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care, while their training and expertise are quite different. Often times, patients are confused about the difference between these three eye care professionals.

An ophthalmologist has the highest level of training and is a medical (or osteopathic) doctor that specializes in eye care. As a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist is qualified to diagnose and treat various eye diseases and vision disorders, perform eye surgeries, and prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct vision problems. An optometrist is a health care professional that provides vision care including eye exams and vision testing. An optometrist has a doctor of optometry and is not a medical doctor, like an ophthalmologist is. They are licensed to practice optometry and can prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct vision problems; they can detect certain eye abnormalities and prescribe medications for certain eye diseases. An optician is a technician trained to assist you with eyeglass lenses and frames, contacts and other vision correction aids. An optician fulfills the prescriptions written by an ophthalmologist or optometrist, but is not permitted to diagnose and treat your vision or eye disorders.

About Our Ophthalmology Clinic:

Located in Fort Walton Beach, the new White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is a general ophthalmology practice with a focus on general ophthalmologic care for adults and children, cataract removal, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration and other eye diseases and injuries.

Our resident ophthalmologist, Dr. Julian Tokarev specializes in the following:

  • Comprehensive eye and vision care
  • General pediatric eye and vision care
  • Cataract treatment and surgery
  • Medical and laser treatment of glaucoma
  • Failed vision tests
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye infections
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES)
  • Blepharospasms
  • Floaters
  • Drooping eye lids
  • Eye alignment evaluations

The White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is located in Fort Walton Beach and provides vision care across the region, including Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Navarre, Niceville, Sandestin and the surrounding areas. Additionally, White-Wilson provides in-house laboratory and imagining services that make it easy for ophthalmology patients to get additional testing that may be required. The White-Wilson Center for Imaging provides diagnostic imaging services at our Fort Walton Beach Clinic—including CT, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray.

About Dr. Tokarev:

White-Wilson ophthalmologist, Dr. Julian Tokarev, received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota before completing the McGovern Medical School's Ophthalmology Residency Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

One focus of Dr. Tokarev's ophthalmology practice is the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. He employs the latest surgical techniques and technological developments in his treatment of these conditions that have the potential to improve patient safety, require less postoperative medications, fewer postoperative visits and reduced recovery time.

White-Wilson ophthalmologist, Dr. Julian Tokarev, believes that eye surgery and treatments should not be a one-size-fits-all procedure. He is committed to personalizing the procedure for each patient and optimizing technological advances to maximize surgical outcomes for his patients and improve function and quality of life.

Our Approach to Care:

White-Wilson is home to the community's largest team of physicians in over 20 different medical specialties. As part of a multi-specialty physician group, ophthalmologist, Dr. Julian Tokarev collaborates with other White-Wilson physicians to provide his patient's comprehensive care.

Our Commitment to You:

The White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is committed to comprehensive, efficient and compassionate eye care for patients of all ages. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Julian Tokarev, is committed to the latest training and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Tokarev believes that your vision is the most important sense you have. He is dedicated to working with his patients to engage them in their health care and help preserve and enhance the precious gift of vision.

Our Ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Tokarev, Ophthalmology Clinic in Fort Walton Beach White-Wilson Clinic
Julian Tokarev, M.D.
Fort Walton Beach

Ophthalmology Clinic
1106 Hospital Road
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

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