Dr. Christopher Jordan is a Fellowship-trained Cornea and Refractive Surgery Specialist. Following in the footsteps of his father, Jerome W. Jordan, M.D. and his grandfather, James S. Jordan, M.D., Dr. Chris is a third-generation ophthalmologist practicing in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Dr. Yeselavage joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 2011. She specializes in contact lenses, corneal and refractive services, and general optometry for pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. DeSando joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1989. A member of the Midvalley Rotary Club, Dr. DeSando specializes in pediatrics, low vision, and general optometry with certification to provide pre- and post-operative care to photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK patients.
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:
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:
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