The service was excellent, the front desk took my insurance and my ID and in no time I was ready to see the doctor, the pre test was super fast. My appointment took no more than 1 hour from time I came in and left.
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Great eye doctor!......was highly satisfied with my visit...Dr Sturm was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about my condition...he took his time to listen to me and understand my situation.......the front desk staff was also very friendly and helpful ( something you don't see anymore these days)...I would definitely recommend this eye doctor and this office
Dr. Batta was great but her medical assistants were quite rude and impatient.
Wonderful doctor and office staff. Listened to my concerns, explained things clearly, and evaluation went smoothly. Definitely recommended!
Dr. Schneiderman was pretty prompt in seeing me, he was friendly, and genuine, and most importantly knowledgeable and thorough. I did not feel rushed at any time, I felt at ease and trusted his expertise, and he addressed all of my issues and questions.
I really enjoyed my visit with doctor Dr. Ma. She was kind, thorough and professional. There is a great team at this office.
He explained the procedure to me very carfully and I appreciated the options he let me know I had
very professional , clearly knows his field. excellent care, well run office. cannot ask for better
Pro: Very nice and knowledgeable technician who sees you before the doctor does. I felt like the tech did most of the work.The doctor was friendly and was able to explain what I needed throughly. They make a good team. Con: Long wait times, double booking of the same time, as well as parking is horrendous.
Good experience. Professional and knowledgeable staff. Doc is funny too. Love that.
Great experience! they saw me earlier than scheduled and were very nice and quirky in the office. Very happy with my experience and would recommend highly to anyone else
She is exceptionally kind and knowledgeable woman. Dr. Dhar is very welcoming as well. She knows what she's doing !
Tried to upsell me on LASEK and glasses that I didn't need. Everything else was enjoyable and professional.
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An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eye and vision problems. They complete 12 to 13 years of medical training, which includes a four-year college degree followed by eight years of additional training in eye care. They are licensed to diagnose and treat all kinds of eye diseases, prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses for vision correction, and, if required, perform eye surgery. Their expertise is, thus, more extensive than that of optometrists and opticians.
Ophthalmologists are also involved in research on causes and treatments of eye disorders. They are trained to diagnose any other health problems that might cause an eye disorder. People who suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure are susceptible to develop vision disorders. Having a family history of eyesight issues is also a risk factor. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a complete medical eye exam by age 40. Even if you have healthy vision, it’s essential to have an eye exam done to compare it against your subsequent results and help uncover any defects in the future. You can read more about ophthalmologists here.
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Based on the diagnosis by the general ophthalmologist, he or she might refer you to a specialist. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are six primary focus areas doctors specialize in:
- Cornea specialists: They manage corneal eye diseases like Fuchs’ Dystrophy and Keratoconus. They also perform refractive surgery and corneal transplants.
- Retina specialists: They help with retinal diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic eye disorders. They also repair torn retinas surgically and treat problems related to a gel-like substance in the eyeball.
- Glaucoma specialists: Glaucoma is a disorder that damages the optic nerve. The subspecialists use medicine, lasers and surgery to treat the disease.
- Pediatrics specialists: They specialize in treating eye disorders of children and infants. Read more about Pediatric Ophthalmologists on the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus website.
- Oculoplastics specialists: They focus on any damage to eyelids, bones or parts around the eyeball.
- Neurology specialists: They focus on vision problems related to the nervous system’s interaction with the eyes.
Visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology website to read more about eye doctor subspecialties.
Sources: American Academy of Ophthalmology
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