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Ophthalmologists and optometrists are doctors that specialize in eye and vision care. They are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat diseases, prescribe medications, write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. One main difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist is that an ophthalmologist is trained to perform eye surgeries, while optometrist is not. At Be Well Primary Health Care Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, an experienced team of ophthalmologists and optometrists will address all of your eye and vision care needs. Please call the office directly or schedule your appointment online today.
Eye diseases, like many other conditions, often don't have any noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Regular eye exams allow the doctors – Janna Stepankoff, OD, Anna Lazarev, OD, Swathi Reddy, MD, Adebayo Adebukola, MD, Mark Harooni, MD, and Solly Elmann, MD, –to detect diseases of the eyes in the early stages and develop treatment plans that will ensure that your vision is protected.
In addition, if you have chronic health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, you should see an eye doctor at least once a year to avoid complications that affect eyes (e.g. diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, etc). Allergy sufferers also need to see eye doctors on a regular basis to manage itchy, watery and dry eyes caused by allergies. Most children should get their first eye exam before they start school.
Be Well Primary Health Care Center offers a wide range of services for eye disease management including, but not limited to general eye care for children and adults, dry eye care, diabetic eye care, diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, emergency treatments for eye injuries, and retina surgeries.
To get more information about the services they provide or to book your consultation, please call the office directly or use the online booking tool.