The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute General Eye Care Service provides comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosis, treatment and continued monitoring follow-up care for all types of conditions of the eye, eyelid, and vision.
The doctor will perform a complete eye evaluation to determine the cause of problems of the eye, eyelid or vision. If a diagnosis has been previously established, monitoring follow-up care is also provided. Treatment may include eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications in the form of eye drops or pills, medical procedures or surgery. If subspecialty care is required to provide the best outcome or surgical needs, the doctors within the General Eye Care Service may also refer you to other specialists within the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
The General Eye Care Service is comprised of ophthalmologists who are medical doctors with a Doctor of Medicine degree, (M.D.), and optometrists who have a Doctor of Optometry degree, (O.D.). These providers are qualified to diagnose, treat and monitor follow-up of vision problems consistent with Florida state law. Additionally, ophthalmologists perform surgical and laser procedures for all eye conditions that may require them.
The General Eye Care Service provides diagnosis, treatment and monitoring follow-up care in these and other eye, eyelid and vision conditions:
- Eye and vision exams
- Prescription for glasses and in some conditions, contact lenses
- Evaluation for decreased vision
- Refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens), and presbyopia (loss of reading vision)
- Pain in the eye or surrounding area
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
- Discharge from the eye
- Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid)
- Chalazion (Stye)
- Retinal Disorders
- Dry Eye
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Flashes and Floaters
- Pterygium (tissue growth on the cornea)
- Macular Degeneration
- Monitoring follow-up of chronic conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, medication toxicity, macular degeneration, previous surgical procedures care (following retinal, glaucoma, cataract surgery, etc.), and others.
Why Choose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute?
First Rate Ophthalmology Care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Bascom Palmer #1 in America for ophthalmology. Our reputation for excellence means you have access to the latest treatments and best physicians.
Cutting-edge Diagnostic Testing. Early detection is important to prevent a common eye problem from becoming serious. Our skilled eye care professionals accurately and quickly diagnose your condition to help you heal quickly.
University-Based Physicians. As part of the University of Miami Health System, our renowned eye specialists are recognized worldwide for their vision care and regularly train other physicians. Your care stems from the most current knowledge and research.
A Patient-Centered Approach. Vision problems are challenging. Your vision care shouldn’t be. We coordinate your care every step of the way, from your initial exam through treatment and follow-up appointments.
Full Spectrum Care for Multiple Eye Conditions. From eye exams to eyeglasses, lab tests to surgical treatments for common and serious eye conditions, our comprehensive approach meets the needs of infants, children and adults.
Skilled Pediatric Specialists. Our pediatric ophthalmologists use special techniques to make eye exams and treatment easier for babies and children.