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At our Philadelphia eye care office , Dr. Lance Dunoff, believes that a relaxing chair side manner is every bit as important as quality eye care. At Fox Chase Family Eye Care, our eye doctor provides excellent service in a comfortable environment that’s conducive to asking questions about your vision. An informed patient is a happier, healthier patient.
Our Eye Care Practice is also a certified tear testing laboratory. This means we can provide treatment for patients that suffer from dry eye. Speak to our optometrist about how this testing and treatment works.
Eye Care Services
Better vision has a direct impact on your quality of life. Make sure that your eyes are in good health by taking the time for regular vision check-ups. Our state of the art testing services are designed to go far beyond simple prescription writing. For example, Fox Chase Family Eye Care utilizes MacuHealth AMD supplementation as well as the Macula Risk NXG genetic test to determine your risk factor for AMD. Click here for more information.
Early detection and treatment of ocular problems is critical for long term vision health. Our comprehensive eye exams are among the best you will find. But don't worry, we also do write and fill eyeglass prescriptions. We proudly serve the Northeast Philadelphia, Rockledge, Cheltenham and the surrounding area. Click here for directions to our Philadelphia office. Contact our Philadelphia eye doctor now or come by our practice today!
Q&A with Dr. Lance B. Dunoff
Dr. Lance B. Dunoff Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Why does Dr. Dunoff take a picture of the back of my eye?
Retinal Imaging Offers a Better View and Early Detection
Digital retinal imaging uses high-resolution imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye. This helps Dr Dunoff assess the health of your retina and helps him to detect and manage such eye and health conditions as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Finding retinal disorders as early as possible is critical to potentially preventing serious disease progression and even vision loss.
A Piece of History
In addition to helping detect diseases early, retinal images provide a permanent and historical record of changes in your eye. Images can be compared side-by-side, year after year, to discover even subtle changes and help monitor your health. Retinal images also make it easier for him to educate you about your health and wellness. The two of you can review your images together, and Dr. Dunoff can point out the various structures of the retina and explain treatment options for any conditions revealed by the pictures. The more you know about eye diseases, the more likely you will understand and follow your doctor’s recommendations for treatment and prevention.
Here are just some of the diseases retinal imaging can help Dr. Dunoff notice or see more closely:
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is usually signified by leaking of fluid or bleeding in the back of the eye. This causes central vision loss.
A dark spot at the back of the eye may signal a melanoma, which can grow unnoticed within the retina. If caught early, melanomas can be treated before they cause serious damage and travel to other areas of the body through the bloodstream.
Diabetes can cause changes in the blood vessels of the retina, like swelling and leakage or the creation of new blood vessels. Blindness can result without early detection.
Pressure against the optic nerve and compression of the eye’s blood vessels may indicate glaucoma. This disease causes permanent and irreversible vision loss.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Signs of high blood pressure often appear first in the eye. Indicators can include narrowing of the blood vessels, spots on the retina, or bleeding in the back of the eye.
Retinas can lift or pull away from the wall of the eye. If not properly treated, this can cause permanent vision loss.
Focus on Technology
Each month we'll focus on some of the advanced tools and equipment that we use at Fox Chase Family Eye Care, to provide our patients with the best and most advanced professional eye care.
This month the focus is on the autorefractor - the last component of the modern eye exam to go digital and represents the cutting edge future of optometry.