WHICH MADISON MEDICAL EYE DOCTOR IS BEST FOR YOU? By Dr. James Ivanoski, Optometrist at Madison Medical Eye Care 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 a better choice for you is myself, Dr. James Ivanoski an optometrist.
At Madison Medical Eye Care, both our optometrist (Dr. James Ivanoski) and our ophthalmologist (Dr. Martha Jay) do essentially the same in-depth eye examination. It is a thorough medical evaluation of your eyes and your vision. Should a surgical problem be detected or should I feel that you would be better suited by seeing Dr. Jay, it can easily be arranged. We work as a team.
As for experience, I have been practicing comprehensive optometry for 26 years and joined what was then Lakeshore Eye Care in 2016 after many years in West Bend. During that time there is not much I have not seen, so you are in good hands in my care. As an added bonus, I see patients in both our Mequon and Saukville offices.
The point is that not everyone needs to have their annual eye examination with an eye surgeon. Dr. Jay mainly concentrates on the care of patients before and after cataract surgery or LASIK vision correction. See you soon!
Dr. James Ivanoski welcomes patients of all ages into his practice and accepts most insurances. For more eye care information, call 262-241-1919 or visit www.MadisonMedicalEyeCare.com.