Ophthalmology Specialist

IC Laser Eye Care

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA, Bensalem, PA, & Hamilton, NJ

Ophthalmology care isn’t just about general eye health: It’s a medical specialty that focuses on a number of subspecialties like retinal disease, pediatric eye care, oculoplastic surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology. At IC Laser Eye Care, the skilled ophthalmologists are medical doctors who provide advanced care of all types. Call one of the three convenient locations in Bensalem and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, New Jersey.

Ophthalmology Q&A

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a medical specialty that centers on eye health and vision care. The skilled ophthalmologists at IC Laser Eye Care are medical doctors who have many years of experience in general eye care, as well as ophthalmology subspecialties. 

Ophthalmology providers understand how your eyes work with your brain, nerves, blood vessels, and entire body. This allows them to personalize your care and give you the most effective treatment for your whole body, not only for your eyes.

What are the ophthalmology subspecialties?

The IC Laser Eye Care team has extensive experience in many ophthalmic medicine areas, including: 

  • Retina: retinal disease, damage, surgery
  • Pediatrics: children’s eye disease, trauma, congenital problems
  • Oculoplastics: surgical repair of periorbital and facial tissue around eyes
  • Neuro-ophthalmology: related brain and eye problems

There are a number of other ophthalmology subspecialties. With a high level of experience across all subspecialties, the IC Laser Eye Care team can help with disease, damage, or problems in any part of your eye. 

The team includes experienced eye surgeons who regularly perform a range of procedures using the latest advanced equipment and tools. 

When should I schedule ophthalmology exams?

It varies by patient. The IC Laser Eye Care team establishes your medical history and evaluates your personal eye problems and risk factors to determine the ideal eye exam schedule for you. 

Many patients see the team once a year, but you might need more or less frequent exams depending on your age and circumstances. 

For example, if you have a condition like diabetic retinopathy, you need regular diabetic eye care appointments. If you have age-related macular degeneration, you need ocular disease management appointments to prevent your disease from worsening. 

Having your regular ophthalmology exams on time is the best thing you can do to keep your vision and eye health for the rest of your life. 

When do I need immediate ophthalmology care?

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you need help immediately. 

  • Sudden eye pain
  • Sudden vision change, especially vision loss
  • Intensifying eye pain 
  • Seeing flashes or floaters
  • Blood on your contact lenses
  • Something stuck in your eye
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Chemicals in your eye

If you’re having new eye issues and you’re not sure if you need ophthalmology care, see the IC Laser Eye Care team for guidance. Call the office nearest you.