Our eyes allow us to see the world around us, and to navigate all obstacles standing in our way. Eye health is important; both common and uncommon eye conditions can indicate problems throughout our bodies and can impact our sight for years to come.
St. Lawrence Health is home to ophthalmologists and optometrists dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the eyes. From glasses and contacts to treating eye conditions, our eye care experts have all your vision needs covered.
Offering the most comprehensive eye care in the North Country, St. Lawrence Health is proud to provide our patients with the services they need from a name they trust. Your family can find appointments for annual eye examinations, fit for glasses, and both unique and common eye conditions and diseases diagnosed and treated.
An optometrist is the primary health care provider for your routine eye care, and the person you may see most often when you visit the eye doctor. Your optometrist will update/fill your contact or glasses prescription, and treat common eye conditions.
Our optometrists can provide you with:
Your optometrist can also prescribe controlled medications for eye conditions.
As medical doctors, ophthalmologists specialize in surgical eye care procedures. Ophthalmologists do perform routine eye exams and prescription refills for glasses and contacts, but they also perform eye surgery for a wide range of eye conditions and diseases.
Your ophthalmologists can provide you with:
Ophthalmologists undergo intensive training to be experts at eye surgery, and many focus on performing surgeries more than routine eye care. That is why we are proud to offer both optometrists and ophthalmologists, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive care around.
With trained optical staff, optometrists, and board-certified ophthalmologists, St. Lawrence Health can provide exceptional care for your entire family. If you are struggling with bad vision, an eye condition, or eye disease, schedule an appointment today.
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