I am a 3rd year medical student and I find the field of ophthalmology very interesting. I have done research during all my years at med school and had almost committed to being an ophthalmologist when all of a sudden I find myself doubting if ophthalmology is an economically stable field. A couple of weeks ago I heard a senior ophthalmology resident say that there are to many ophthalmologist and that the market is crowded. He also told me that optometrists are a constant menace to the ophthalmologists. There is obviously some truth to that, but how much importance should I give to this. I like ophthalmology, but other fields like ENT are close behind in my list of top specialties. Do you guys feel that ophthalmology will be economically stable for the next 30 years or do you guys feel that although it might not pay as much as it used to it is still very reasonably paid. Any comments on my preoccupations are highly thanked before hand. PS- Can ophthalmologic (cataracts,) surgeries become boring after a while???