Eye Specialists Serving Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and nearby areas in Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Are you searching for an eye clinic in Clarks Summit, PA? Northeastern Eye Institute’s Clarks Summit office is conveniently located in the Village Square Plaza at the intersection of State and Grove Streets. We offer a wide range of optometry and ophthalmology services. Our medical professionals are some of the best in the industry, no matter whether you need a general eye exam or a specialized eye surgery.
Our optical clinic in Clarks Summit also serves the communities of Clarks Green, Waverly, Dalton, Abington Township, Scott Township, Newton Ransom, and Chinchilla. We offer convenient appointment times, including evenings, and parking is available.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the predecessor to LASIK. With PRK surgery, laser energy is applied directly to your eye’s surface, whereas LASIK requires the creation of a corneal flap. The recovery process between the two differs. We remove the epithelium layer during PRK, so it takes a couple of days for it to regenerate and cover your eye’s surface. During the first few days following surgery, you may experience visual haziness or an eye infection. However, there are still some noted benefits to PRK surgery, including:
Some patients are better suited for PRK versus LASIK to achieve their desired vision goals. To have your vision evaluated, contact us to schedule an appointment.
When our vision is functioning accurately, we see in 3D and can gauge range and distances better. The term binocular vision refers to when both eyes work together to produce a single and simultaneous image. When both eyes are not working together, it can cause numerous issues, including focus, eye movement control, eye-hand coordination problems, and more. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we have a dedicated Binocular Vision Center. If you believe you have a binocular vision problem, schedule a consultation with our binocular vision specialist.
Cataracts are extremely common, especially as we age. It’s estimated that around 91% of Americans aged 75 and over have a cataract. This condition is a natural clouding of your eye’s lens that makes your vision blurry. You don’t have to live with cataracts, though. They can be treated with either innovative laser surgery or an ultrasound-based extraction which one of Northeastern Eye Institute’s board-certified eye surgeons can perform at our state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC).
Because your cornea is the “window to the eye,” it is at risk of developing various corneal disorders. It is exposed to light, touch, and other environmental factors. These disorders can cause some discomfort and affect your vision. Two of the most common corneal disorders are corneal abrasion and conjunctivitis.
With a corneal abrasion, you have an injury to your cornea’s surface. It could be caused by a contact lens, rubbing, your fingernail, and more. We can treat corneal abrasions with topical antibiotics that will help prevent infection. Conjunctivitis is often referred to as pink eye. Pink eye happens when the conjunctiva is irritated or inflamed, and blood vessels become enlarged, causing the eye to appear red.
Dry eye syndrome occurs much more frequently than people realize, affecting more than 30 million people across the country. It happens when your tear glands produce poor quality or quantity of tears. As your tears evaporate, you can be left with a variety of uncomfortable issues. It’s important to have your eyes checked for the underlying cause of your dry eyes so we can discuss the best course of treatment with you.
It’s natural for your eyelids to start drooping or look baggy as you age. Aside from making you look older, your eyelids and brows can become strained. Fortunately, Northeastern Eye Institute offers a variety of treatment procedures, including eyelid surgery. By removing excess fat and skin from your upper and lower eyelids, we can help you look younger. In some instances, your insurance may cover eyelid procedures provided you experienced some visual obstruction due to your drooping eyelids.
Getting your eyes checked regularly is crucial. At Northeastern Eye Institute, getting a general eye exam has never been easier. Plus, we have the region’s premier team of highly trained eye doctors, each of whom has years of experience diagnosing various eye conditions and diseases.
You should have an eye exam at least once a year. We have 15 different locations, so scheduling your eye exam with Northeastern Eye Institute has never been easier.
Your eyes have their own internal pressure, just like your body has blood pressure. The pressure in your eyes is called intraocular pressure (IOP). If this pressure increases to a dangerous level, it could damage your optic nerve. Your optic nerve is responsible for sending signals to your brain. If it’s damaged, you could have issues with your peripheral vision and perhaps even blindness if you don’t treat it early.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting millions of Americans. Even if you don’t lose your vision entirely, an increase in IOP can severely impair your vision. If you treat glaucoma early, it can minimize the damage. That’s why getting annual general eye exams are so important. We can check your eyes, including your IOP.
LASIK stands for laser vision correction surgery and is extremely popular. Over 40 million people around the globe have undergone LASIK. It’s also highly rated, with more than 96% of patients reporting successful results. Our LASIK surgeons have years of experience and are some of the most highly trained ophthalmologists. Our surgeons have performed thousands of successful laser vision correction surgeries. If you want to know more about LASIK, contact us to schedule an appointment. We can discuss your eye complaints and help you determine whether laser vision correction surgery is right for you.
The Clarks Summit office offers both ophthalmology and optometry services, including treatment of diseases of the eye, diagnostic testing services including Visual Fields, Pachymetry and OCTs, regular eye exams and contact lens services. An extensive selection of eyeglass frames is available, from the most popular designer products to our affordable eyewear packages. Eyewear and sunwear designers include Chanel, Prada, Tory Burch, Versace, Gucci, Fendi, Coach, Lily Pulitzer, Anna Sui, Juicy Couture, Oakley, Perry Ellis, Trussardi, Hackett London, Flexon, Furla, Elle, Esprit, Ocean Pacific, Guess, Sketchers, Maui Jim Suns, Costa Suns and Rayban Suns. And, there is free Wi-fi available in waiting areas.
The medical staff at this office includes:
Dr. Frattali is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, glaucoma, and pediatric ophthalmology. She joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1993, and is the third generation of her family to practice ophthalmology in Northeastern Pennsylvania, following in the footsteps of her father, Stanley W. Boland, Jr., M.D. (an NEI founder) and her grandfather, Stanley W. Boland, Sr., M.D.. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor for The Commonwealth Medical College.
Dr. Jordan is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests including cataract surgery and glaucoma. He serves on the Board of the Lackawanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and is the co-chairman of its annual Swing for Sight golf tournament. He is also a site director for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of The Commonwealth Medical College. Dr. Jordan is a member of the National Ski Patrol and is on the Ski Patrol at Elk Mountain Ski Resort.
Dr. Joseph Shovlin joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1985. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Salus University (formerly the Pennsylvania College of Optometry). He serves as advisory panel member of the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation. He is also an Associate Clinical Editor of the Review of Contact Lenses, contributing editor of Optometric Management, and consulting editor of the Contact Lens Spectrum and Primary Care Optometry News. He is on the journal review board of Optometry Clinics, the Journal of the American Optometric Association, and has held editorial board appointments to International Contact Lens Clinic and Making Contact. He has over 300 publications to his credit, including 20 chapters in 17 texts. Dr. Shovlin specializes in primary eye care and contact lenses.
Dr. Michael Boland joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1998 and he specializes in primary eye care, pediatrics and contact lenses. Dr. Mike, who is the son of Stanley W. Boland, M.D., is also a third-generation eye doctor working in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Boland has published articles in Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Review of Contact Lenses. He serves as an assistant clinical editor for Review of Contact Lenses.
Dr. Beth Jordan Flickinger is the daughter of Dr. Jerome W. Jordan, one of the founders of Northeastern Eye Institute, and the granddaughter of Dr. James S. Jordan. She joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1999. Dr. Flickinger specializes in pediatrics, contact lenses, and general optometry, and is certified to provide pre- and post-operative care to photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK patients.
Dr. J. Brad Flickinger joined also joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1999 and is the son-in-law of Jerome W. Jordan, M.D. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is the Director of Northeastern Eye Institute’s Contact Lens Department. Dr. Flickinger completed a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Northeastern Eye Institute. He specializes in contact lenses, disorders of the cornea, pre- and post-operative care for LASIK and general optometry. Drs. Beth and Brad Flickinger reside in Clarks Summit with their two children.
Our Clarks Summit location offers optometry and ophthalmology services, including diagnostic testing services, general eye exams, contact lens services, and more. We also can treat many diseases of the eye here. To schedule an appointment, fill out the contact form on our website or call us at 570-587-5186.
I trust the surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute. They are very experienced, conservative and tailor their treatments to the individual, particularly with LASIK where they do not take a one size fits all approach. Each procedure is customized for each patient. A no. of their staff members have undergone LASIK with great results which gives me the confidence to recommend them.
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.
I am very pleased with my visits and the things I have had done at North Eastern Eye