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Hopewell

Adjacent to the Constitution Bank and The Peasant Grill on Broad Street

Lambertville

At the Intersection of River Rd (RT 29 & Rt 179) and Bridge Street

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What is an Optometric Physician?

Optometric Physicians of Hopewell and Lambertville

An optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) or Optometric Physician such as Drs. Ken Daniels, Mimi Lee –Parma and Priyam Patel are licensed physicians trained to conduct extensive eye exams, prescribe corrective contact lenses and glasses, and most importantly, diagnose and treat eye disease and disorders and determine if there are any systemic relationships that might be effecting the well-being of the individual. If treatment is required, the physicians at Hopewell – Lambertville Eye will address the concern with respect to the patient’s own philosophy of medical care, from the use of naturaceuticals to the best technology and quality of medications available to treat ophthalmic disease.

The Optometric Physician utilizes the best technologies and techniques to determine and treat ocular conditions by not only prescribing corrective eyewear (eyeglasses or contact lenses), but will develop initiatives to treat various conditions with low vision devices, vision therapy, corneal reshaping, laser vision correction.

Most importantly, if there is medically related concern of the eye, the doctors of Hopewell – Lambertville Eye will treat the medical conditions of the eye via topical and systemic medications. If, in cases, surgery becomes the requirement, the Optometric Physicians at Hopewell – Lambertville Eye have a large associate network of Ophthalmic Surgeons at Wills – Princeton Eye Group, The Retina Vitreous Center, Wills Eye Hospital, Delaware Valley Retina to call upon for the required services.

For our patient’s convenience and expedient care, our offices has Princeton Eye Group surgeons (ophthalmologist (M.D.).visit with patients in the Hopewell Eye Associates. The Princeton Eye Group surgeons are directly affiliated to the Wills Eye Hospital, considered as on of the top 5 in the United States.

Our office is also able to offer many new technologies. We offer scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (digital retinal imaging), automated visual fields (assist in determination of glaucoma, retinal or optic nerve disease, digital corneal mapping (determination of corneal disease and specialized – custom contact lens design), and aberrometry (total visual function analysis).

In fact Dr. Daniels, is and has been a beta site and primary investigator for many of these technologies. Due to his expertise, he has been asked to lecture nationally and internationally on the applications of these technologies as well as in the areas of dry eye, refractive surgery, cataract management and contact lens. He is author a book and chapter author on these same topics. He is also a consultant and advisor to several pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers due to expertise.

Many people mistakenly believe that an ophthalmologist, as a medical doctor, is better to see for routine eye exams rather than an optometric physician. Though there is nothing wrong with seeing an ophthalmologist, his or her expertise is in surgery, while the optometric physician specializes in all forms of routine and medical eye - care inclusive of  noninvasive therapies and medical treatment for eye disease and coordination of systemic medical care with other physicians.

In the United States, a person that has completed at four years of college / university education followed by attending an accredited four-year school in optometry. This is followed by state board examinations, both written and clinical. The optometrist may then choose to complete an additional one-year residency or fellowship to specialize in any number of areas including family practice, ocular disease, pediatric optometry and vision therapy.

Q & A With Your Hopewell And Lambertville Optometric Physicians

In the United States, an optometrist must complete four years of college education, followed by four years at an accredited school of optometry. Following this, an optometrist must take state board examinations, both written and clinical.

After being certified as a Doctor of Optometry, the optometrist can choose to complete an additional one-year residency or fellowship to specialize in a particular area of care, such as ocular disease, family practice, pediatric optometry, and vision therapy.

What can an optometric physician/optometrist do?

Your optometrist is a licensed physician who is trained and qualified to:

  • Perform comprehensive, detailed eye exams
  • Prescribe corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Perform precise contact lens fittings
  • Diagnose and treat eye disease and ocular disorders

In our Hopewell and Lambertville eye care clinics, our optometrists use cutting-edge technologies and diagnostics to identify and treat a wide range of ocular conditions. We will perform thorough testing to prescribe the ideal corrective eyewear (eyeglasses or contact lenses), design low vision rehabilitation plans, administer vision therapy, fit corneal reshaping lenses, or co-manage laser vision correction.

Can an optometrist treat medical eye conditions?

Yes, our Hopewell and Lambertville optometrists can treat a range of medical eye conditions with the most effective topical and/or systemic medications. And if we determine that surgery is required, our team of optometric physicians will refer you to a leading ophthalmic surgeon in the area. We have close connections with an extensive network of surgeons at Wills – Princeton Eye Group, The Retina Vitreous Center, Wills Eye Hospital, and Delaware Valley Retina.

Also, to make your eye care experience at See Life as convenient and efficient as possible, we offer visits with Princeton Eye Group ophthalmologists/eye surgeons in the comfort of our local office. These surgeons are affiliated directly with Wills Eye Hospital, which is considered one of the top five in the United States.

What technologies does an optometric physician use?

We equip our office with a variety of modern technologies, including scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (digital retinal imaging), automated visual field testing, digital corneal mapping, and aberrometry. Respectively, these devices assist our optometrists in diagnosing glaucoma, retinal or optic nerve disease, and corneal disorders, as well as customizing specialty contact lens designs and analyzing total visual function.

Is an ophthalmologist better for routine eye exams?

No, and this way of thinking is a common mistake. Many people believe that an ophthalmologist, as a medical eye doctor, can perform better routine eye exams. In reality, a medical eye doctor specializes in eye surgery, while your optometrist (optometric physician) specializes in all forms of routine and medical eye care. An optometrist is highly qualified and competent in non-invasive therapies for eye disease, in addition to coordinating systemic medical care.

Do optometric physicians have specialties?

Sure! At Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates, each of our optometrists brings unique training, experience, and professional specialties to our optometry practice.

Meet our optometrists:

  • Dr. Kenneth Daniels, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and National Eye Institute Clinical Investigator at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). His particular expertise is in contact lens fitting for various corneal disorders, such as keratoconus and post-surgical concerns. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading lecturer and author in the areas of contact lenses, refractive surgery, and ocular disease management and treatment.
  • Dr. Mimi Lee Parma, Ph.D., O.D., has a Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she is also a Basic Science instructor in ocular pathology. Her particular interests are concentrated in the biochemical analysis of retinal development, and she has received many awards for clinical excellence.
  • Dr. Nadine F. Hermann completed her residency in ocular disease, and she specializes in the treatment of conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and dry eye syndrome. She is also highly experienced in emergency eye care and pediatric eye care.

See Life is proud to have such a distinguished team of optometric physicians in our Hopewell and Lambertville eye care offices. With our optometrists broad range of specialties, we offer expert eye care for all ocular conditions.