With the use of cutting edge technology, we are able to diagnose and manage with greater precision diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. We stay up to date on all current treatment options and procedures to ensure you stay informed. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.
What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?
An Optometrist (OD) has a 4 year undergraduate degree and an additional 4 years at Optometry college. Optometrists are qualified to examine eyes, detect eye diseases, treat certain eye diseases, such as infections and glaucoma. An optometrist can write prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye medications.
An Ophthalmologist (MD) has a 4 year undergraduate degree, plus 4 years of medical school, plus an internship, and a residency in Ophthalmology. An Ophthalmologist can do what an Optometrist can, plus eye surgery such as cataract surgery and LASIK.
Does my eye insurance cover these appointments?
Vision insurance covers 1 eye exam a year to assess the overall eye health and determine an eyeglass prescription. Anything that requires further treatment or testing is usually covered under most medical insurance plans. If you have any questions as to if your medical insurance will cover the appointment, we would be more than happy to assist you.
I have a strong family history for an eye disease what should I be doing?
Regular eye exams utilizing the latest technology will help in catching disease sooner, which will lead to sooner treatment, which will lead to a better outcome.