Your vision matters to us. That's why we strive to provide you with the best eye care possible in a friendly manner that respects your time and business.
All daytime phone calls will be answered by a real person, not a machine, and every voicemail left after hours will be checked promptly the next business day. Although we cannot promise there won't be delays, answering your questions completely and giving every patient the thorough eye care they deserve is far more important to us than rushing people in and out of the office.
We provide the latest technology in diagnostic equipment to better care for your eyes. Our optical shops also feature the latest in eyeglass lens advancements, and are managed by Chris Prestera, a licensed optician who has been in the business for over 35 years.
Eye Physicians and Surgeons consists of ophthalmologists, an optometrist, and opticians. What are the differences?
What is an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist (MD or DO) is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in the eye. They perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medication, and perform surgery. They may also write prescriptions for eyeglasses, and contact lenses. Ophthalmologists complete four years of medical school, one year of internship, and a minimum of three years of residency in ophthalmology.
What is an optometrist?
An optometrist (OD) is an eye doctor who examines eyes for both vision and health problems, and corrects refractive error by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists diagnose and treat eye problems and diseases, prescribe many ophthalmic medications, and may participate in your pre- and postoperative care if you have eye surgery. Some optometrists provide low vision rehabilitation and vision therapy. An optometrist must complete four years of post-graduate optometry school, and some complete a residency with advanced study in a specific area of eye care.
What is an optician?
An optician is not an eye doctor, but in some states they must complete training and be licensed. Opticians sell and fit eyeglasses, sunglasses, and specialty eyewear that are made to an optometrist's or ophthalmologist's prescription. In some states opticians can become certified after special training to fit contact lenses.