PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy, which precedes LASIK eye surgery. The main difference between PRK and Lasik surgery is PRK doesn’t require the creation of a corneal flap. Instead, our surgeon applies a laser directly to the eye’s surface. As a result, the outermost layer of the eye gets removed. The overall recovery time is longer than that of LASIK, because it involves removing that top layer. This procedure works best on patients who have thin or steep corneas. Most patients who undergo PRK achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Humans see the world in three dimensions. Your eyes are set slightly apart to give you the depth perception to gauge distance and range accurately. The ability to use both eyes to attain a single, simultaneous image is called binocular vision. Binocular vision disorder occurs when both eyes fail to work together, affecting your focus, hand-eye coordination, and eye movement control. We offer a tailor-made vision therapy program to help improve your eyesight. It comprises two 30-minute sessions twice a week, and you receive at-home activities to support the process. It usually takes four to five months to complete.
Cataracts affect most people by age 75. This natural clouding occurs on the eye lens, but it can be treated using innovative laser surgery or ultrasound-based extraction. This outpatient procedure doesn’t typically require stitches, and you can return home the day of the procedure. Our computerized laser makes highly precise incisions in your eye, which makes for a much more accurate incision than a blade. Our board-certified ophthalmologists will remove your cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens, also known as an IOL.
The cornea is a tissue that covers the colored portion of the eye. It’s often exposed to light, touch, and environmental factors that might cause irritation and pain. Corneal disorders can also affect your vision. Types of cornea damage include:
- Corneal abrasion: Fingernails, contact lenses, paper cuts, or other irritations can cause this injury to the cornea.
- Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the white of the eye. When this area becomes inflamed, the blood vessels that supply it become enlarged and prominent, causing the eye to turn red.
Keratoconus: This degenerative eye disorder causes the cornea to bulge outward in a cone shape.
According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 16 million people live with dry eyes. The condition develops when your tear ducts produce an inadequate quality or quantity of tears, causing your eyes to experience uncomfortable symptoms, particularly friction between the eyelid and cornea. Dry eyes can also affect your candidacy for other eye procedures, such as LASIK. Unless you receive treatment for this Meibomian gland dysfunction, you might suffer from long-term vision damage. In most instances, we’ll recommend LipiFlow, which restores properly functioning tear film, to correct it.
If you’re concerned about the natural aging process and how it affects your eyes, consider oculoplasty. We offer several oculoplasty procedures, some of which involve removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids to give you a more youthful appearance. The time it takes to perform an eyelid rejuvenation surgery depends on the type of treatment option you choose. For instance, if you have a blepharoplasty performed on your upper or lower eyelids, expect the procedure to take up to two hours.
Northeastern Eye Institute offers comprehensive eye exams by the region’s top team of highly trained eye doctors. Undergoing a thorough annual eye exam can help diagnose and treat issues early. One of our professionals will review your general health, answer your questions, and perform a full battery of tests. These tests might include:
- Measuring vision at certain distances
- Assessing pupil response with a flashlight
- Measuring the cornea’s external structures
- Examining the retinal tissue, blood vessels, and nerve functions
- Performing a peripheral eye test that includes dilation drops
Just like circulating blood in the body applies pressure to blood vessel walls, your eyeballs have internal pressure known as intraocular pressure, or IOP. When the IOP increases to near dangerous levels, it can damage the optic nerve that sends certain signals to the brain. If you don’t treat high IOP early, you can lose peripheral vision or develop blindness. If you begin to experience eye pain, headaches, or nausea or see rainbow-colored halos around lights, you might have early-onset glaucoma. Visiting our eye care specialists when glaucoma is in its initial stages can help minimize the damage.
Also known as LASIK, laser vision correction surgery allows you to wake up and see clearly without wearing glasses or contact lenses. Customized LASIK procedures give our ophthalmologists the ability to tailor the operation to the contours of your eyes. Our LASIK surgeons have years of experience, having performed thousands of successful procedures since we opened our doors in 1984. We’ll make a three-dimensional map of your eyes to give you the best possible outcome. Many patients report 20/20 vision or better after.
If you need one of these eye care services or procedures, reach out to Northeastern Eye Institute. Our state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot Scranton facility features 36 examination rooms, 14 diagnostic testing areas, and six patient waiting rooms. We have 14 other offices in Pennsylvania if you’re looking for a location closer to
Our Eye Doctors
- 45,000 sq. ft. of clinical and office facilities
- 36 examination rooms
- 14 diagnostic testing areas
- 6 patient waiting areas
- Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)
- Laser Vision Correction Center
- Advanced information technology infrastructure
- Modern, trendy optical and contact lens department
- Complete optical laboratory
- Administrative offices, conference rooms, and meeting areas
- Patient Coordinators and staff members to serve you.
- Free Wi-fi available in waiting areas
Contact Northeastern Eye Institute today at 855-204-6888 to schedule an appointment or a consultation with one of our experienced eye care professionals.
Great place. Clean and professional office. Dr. Jordan is a fantastic doctor. I got cataract surgery on both eyes and it changed my life 100%. Great staff. Highly recommend this practice.
I suffered from a corneal abrasion suddenly while I was in town for business. The group was very responsive in getting back to me and squeezing me in on the same day. They recently incorporated a new computer system and I can see the benefits to that implementation. It made the check-in process very easy and quick. Dr. Fox was attentive and compassionate to my problem. She prescribed my prescription and laid out a clear path for me to take as soon as I flew home. Thank you to the team!
I had cataract surgery and it went fantastic! All the staff were very professional and helpful. Dr Jordan made me feel very comfortable. I can see so much better. I am even driving at nite, which was a big issue. Highly recommend them!
Great job by intake person for Dr William Jordan today. I was not able to get her name I just had surgery on my knee a few days prior to the visit and was in a great amount of discomfort She was kind and accommodating to me in every way and was very patient with me and helpful
Northeast eye is fantastic. I had 2 cataracts removed and new lens put in. Everyone was polite, efficient, and helpful. Dr Frattali is great. Very detailed, very reassuring and even quietly sang while operating on my eyes. No discomfort. I felt well cared for and informed the entire time. Would highly recommend them. I left there not having to wear glasses for now. I look forward to their follow up.
I always receive outstanding eye care when I go to the Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. always provides the highest quality of eye care for me. I am very pleased with NE Eye and will continue to go there for my vision needs.
They did a great job with my Lasik procedure. They were polite and professional and kept me informed during the whole process. I was able to schedule my Lasik the same week I had my evaluation.
Northeastern Eye Institute is one of the best eye care practices in the area, every time I go there the staff is friendly, considerate and helpful. When I'm with my doctor he listens to my concerns, and explains to me, so I can understand, the issues I was having with my eyes. Unlike other doctors who have rushed through my visit as if I were on a assembly line. I would highly recommend Northeastern Eye to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor.
Had an appointment last week with Dr.Walsh.. she was awesome ..All the office staff was masked and they had hand sanitizer around the office.when I paid with my credit card they even sanitized it before giving it back to me.. the lady that helped me pick out my frames was very friendly and knowledgeable about the frames that would look nice on me .the whole process from checking in and picking frames out to sitting down to place my order took under 90 minutes. Will definitely recommend them to people