Whether your vision problem is simple or complex, the Eye Institute has the resources to diagnose your condition, start you on a treatment and help you get back to ordinary life. Many of our physicians are nationally and internationally recognized experts, many of whom are listed in The Best Doctors in America®. In addition, because we are a national research center, we offer our patients the latest vision care possible. In fact, by participating in clinical trials, patients can often receive "next generation" treatments before the general public.
The physicians, optometrists, and staff of the Eye Institute provide the most comprehensive eye care in southeastern Wisconsin, from routine check-ups to emergency care and from the most advanced eye surgery to proven rehabilitation techniques. Our team includes specialists and subspecialists for the entire range of eye conditions. In addition, the Institute's Diagnostic Labs offer a full complement of up-to-date testing technology.
Our breadth and depth of service means we can approach your vision problems from every angle. For example, a patient with macular degeneration receiving help in our Vision Rehabilitaion program also has full access to specialists in the Retina Service. By the same token, a retina patient with glaucoma can tap into the expertise of our Glaucoma Service physicians. No matter what your condition, your Eye Institute doctor can pull in specialists and resources to build the vision care team you need.
The Eye Institute recommends that adults who have no previous signs of eye problems and are not in a high-risk group for eye disease receive a comprehensive eye exam from an ophthalmologist according to the following recommendations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology:
||Frequency of Examination|
|65 or older
||every 1 or 2 years|
|40 to 64
||every 2 to 4 years|
|30 to 39
||at least twice during period|
|20 to 29
||at least once during period|
Last Review Date: Mar. 3, 2010
Online Editor(s): Richard Petre