How Can Have An Ophthalmologist On My Team?

When it’s time to get your eyes checked where do you turn? It’s important for everyone to visit our ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Buka once a year, even if you aren’t experiencing changes in your vision. These preventive checkups can ensure that you maintain healthy eyes.

Of course, most people don’t understand when they should turn to an ophthalmologist and when they should turn to an optometrist or optician. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in providing comprehensive eye care. Our ophthalmologist has undergone years of training and education to be able to provide vision care and treatment to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. Dr. Buka also diagnoses and treats a range of different eye problems and conditions, can perform eye surgery and can even prescribe and fit patients with glasses or contact lenses to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Since an ophthalmologist is a medical doctor we also have the ability to detect other health problems that may not be directly correlated to the eyes and refer you to a specialist for treatment. When you come into our office, our eye team can provide you with a full range of services and care so that you don’t have to turn elsewhere for treatment.

If you are dealing with eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease or any other condition it’s vitally important that you have an eye doctor that you can trust to monitor and manage your condition so that it doesn’t get worse.

It’s not hard to comprehend just how important your eyesight is for everything that you do. There are many factors that can impact your health and vision. If you have a family history of eye problems this can also increase your chances of developing vision problem in the future, so it’s necessary to have an ophthalmologist that you can turn to whenever you need treatment or care. If you’ve never had a full, dilated eye exam it’s important that everyone gets one by the time they are 40 years old. These baseline results will help us better detect issues later on.

If you are looking for an ophthalmologist in Oak Lawn, IL, for you or your child then call Eye Specialist Group at (708) 581-3514 to book your next appointment with Dr. Jonathan Buka.