Primary Eye Care
What is primary eye care?
Optometric physicians are primary eye care specialists. We are responsible for all aspects of your vision and ocular health throughout your life, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Many people think that an optometric physician is only responsible for prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses. While that is an essential part of our practice, we also examine, diagnose, and manage the majority of the problems that can arise in the eye and visual system, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, keratoconus, and ocular infections.
As primary eye care providers, optometric physicians are essential members of the health care team. We often work with other health care providers to manage the ocular complications that can arise from systemic diseases.
Occasionally, our patients need ocular surgery, for things like cataracts, LASIK, cosmetic lid surgery, and retinal problems. We are advocates for our patients, and this has led us to work with the very best surgical specialists in the area.
Our goal is to ensure your excellent vision and ocular health throughout your life.