Looking for an Optometrist in Northeast Philadelphia?
At our Northeast Philadelphia practice, optometrist 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 Northeast 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
My child had a vision exam at my Pediatrician, why do I need to come to the eye doctor?
Vision screening programs are intended to help identify children or adults who may have undetected vision problems and refer them for further evaluation. However, they can't be relied on to provide the same results as a comprehensive eye and vision examination. Vision screening programs are intended to help identify children or adults who may have undetected vision problems and refer them for further evaluation. Screenings can take many forms. Often schools provide periodic vision screenings for their students. A pediatrician or other primary care physician may do a vision screening as part of a school physical. When applying for a driver's license, chances are your vision will be screened. Many times vision screenings are part of local health fairs put on by hospitals, social service agencies or fraternal groups like the Lions and Elks Clubs. While vision screenings can uncover some individuals with vision problems, they can miss more than they find. This is a major concern about vision screening programs. Current vision screening methods cannot be relied upon to effectively identify individuals in need of vision care. In some cases, vision screening may actually serve as an unnecessary barrier to an early diagnosis of vision problems. They can create a false sense of security for those individuals who "pass" the screening, but who actually have a vision problem, thereby delaying further examination and treatment. Undetected and untreated vision problems can interfere with a child's ability to learn in school and participation in sports or with an adult's ability to do their job or to drive safely. The earlier a vision problem is diagnosed and treated, the less it will impact an individual's quality of life.
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.