WHICH LAKESHORE EYE DOCTOR IS FOR YOU? By Dr. James Ivanoski, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin
There are two types of eye doctors: Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. Both do complete eye examinations, prescribe glasses and screen for eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts. The difference is that an ophthalmologist is a medical doctor and a surgeon. If you have an active medical or surgical eye problem, then you should schedule with our ophthalmologist, Dr. Martha Jay.
If you have already had cataract surgery, have stable macular degeneration, have well controlled diabetes, have mild glaucoma or especially if you have no medical/surgical eye problems at all, then one of our optometrist may be your better choice. Dr. Mark German and I are the optometrists at Lakeshore Eye Care. Both of us see patients in the Mequon and the Saukville offices. As I am new to the practice, it may be easier to schedule with me.
I have been practicing optometry for over 20 years. In that time, I have seen just about every eye problem out there. While I specialize in contact lens fitting and general eye examinations, I also do annual screenings for diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other medical eye problems. I joined Lakeshore Eye Care this month.
So not everyone needs their annual eye examination done with an eye surgeon. Dr. Jay mainly concentrates on the care of patients before and after cataract surgery or LASIK vision correction. Other patients can be just as well taken care of with either myself or Dr. German. See you soon!
Dr. Ivanoski is an optometrist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care in both the Mequon & Saukville offices.
For more eye care information, call 262-241-1919 or visit www.LakeShoreVision.com.