General Eye Exams in Northeast Pennsylvania

Northeastern Eye Institute has assembled the region’s premier team of highly trained eye doctors, each with years of experience diagnosing and treating vision disorders. As a result, you are in the best hands possible when you and your family trust us to perform a comprehensive eye exam at one of our 15 regional offices.

Exams are recommended once yearly to diagnose and treat symptoms early. Call toll-free855-204-6888 or (570) 342-3145, or email us to schedule your general eye exam. Find a Pennsylvania NEI Eye Care Location near you.

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A typical eye exam includes:

A complete history: One of our eye care professionals will record your current visual state, primary and secondary visual complaints, your general health, any relevant family data and allergies that might affect your vision. This enables us to create a working history, and measure any changes in your vision from one visit to the next.

A full battery of vision and eye health tests, including:

  • Visual acuity, measuring vision at 20 feet
  • Pupil response with a flashlight, to test constriction or dilation of the pupil
  • Lensometry, autorefraction and refraction, to determine your prescription for eyewear
  • Biomicroscopy, which uses a slit lamp to detail the external structures of the cornea
  • Tonometry measures the eye’s intra-ocular pressure, to test for glaucoma
  • Ophthalmoscopy examines the retinal tissue, blood vessels and nerve function.
  • Visual fields test, examining the neurological function of the visual pathway using Humphrey® Field Analyzer II, Fieldmaster and Octopus visual field technologies.

Peripheral eye examination with an indirect ophthalmoscope, using dilation drops

Areas Served

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Hamlin Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Hamlin office is located in the Hamlin Shopping Center at 569 Hamlin Highway. This location also serves the communities of Lake Ariel, Newfoundland, Greentown, Moscow, Gouldsboro, Hawley,
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Honesdale Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s newly renovated Honesdale office is located at 626 Park Street. In addition to Honesdale, this office serves the communities of Uniondale, Lake Como, Starlight, Milford, Hawley, Waymart,
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Hazleton Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Laurel Mall office is located at the Laurel Mall in Hazle, PA. This office serves the communities of Hazleton, West Hazleton, Sugarloaf, Conyngham, Drums, Freeland, White Haven
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Mid-Valley Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mid-Valley office is located at 1582 Main Street in Peckville, in the Planet Fitness Plaza. In addition to Peckville, this office also serves the communities of Dickson
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Montrose Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Montrose office is located at 16749 State Route 706 in the Rob’s Market Plaza. In addition to Montrose, this office also serves the communities of Susquehanna, Gibson,
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Mountaintop Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mountaintop office is located at 10 1/2 South Mountain Blvd. This location also serves the communities of Hazleton, Nanticoke, Ashley, Berwick, Nescopeck, White Haven, Drums, Conyngham, Hanover
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Pittston Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pittston office is located at the Pittston Plaza, 1850 South Township Blvd. This office serves the communities of Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Plains, Duryea, Avoca, Moosic,
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Pocono Summit Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pocono office is located in the Pocono Summit Plaza in Pocono Summit, PA. This office also serves the communities of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Pocono Pines, Cresco, Blakeslee,
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Scranton Location
Our Scranton office is home to our Ambulatory Surgical Center where we offer LASIK, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other eye surgeries to correct retina issues for patients in
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Tunkhannock Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Tunkhannock office is located at 304 West Tioga Street. This office also serves the communities of Meshoppen, Mehoopany, Dushore, Laceyville, Springville, Dimock, Eaton Twp., Nicholson, Factoryville, Dalton,
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Kidder Street Location
Our Kidder Street Wilkes-Barre office offers a wide range of services, including regular eye exams, contact lens services, and treatment of eye diseases. It’s centrally located near the Kidder Street


You should get your eyes examined each year to update your prescription and check for abnormalities. This is especially important as you get older in order to ensure age-related vision conditions are detected in their earliest stages.

All eye exams conducted at Northeastern Eye Institute include:

  • Compilation of your visual history, including your current visual state as well as primary and secondary visual complaints
  • Visual acuity test
  • Pupil response with a flashlight to test constriction or dilation of the pupil
  • Lensometry to determine your eyeglass prescription
  • Slit lamp exam to evaluate the external structures of the cornea
  • Tonometry to measure your eye’s intraocular pressure and test for glaucoma
  • Ophthalmoscopy to examine retinal tissue, blood vessels and nerve function
  • Visual fields test to examine the neurological function of your visual pathway
  • Peripheral eye exam, conducted with an indirect ophthalmoscope and dilation drops

Also called, myopia, this is a very common vision condition in which nearby objects are seen clearly but objects farther away appear blurry. Myopia is caused due to a higher curvature of  the eye, directing light rays to fall in front of the retina, rather than on the retina itself.

The degree of nearsightedness varies from person to person. People with severe myopia can only see objects clearly if they are a few inches away from them whereas people with mild nearsightedness can often see objects clearly that are several yards away from them. Nearsightedness can develop gradually, or it may develop rapidly, especially during childhood and adolescence.

This vision problem tends to run in families. A basic eye exam by an eye doctor at Northeastern Eye Institute will confirm whether or not you have nearsightedness/myopia. If your eyes are determined to be healthy and you are found to be a suitable candidate for the procedure, this condition can easily be corrected with laser vision correction including LASIK.

Hyperopia (farsightedness) is also a common vision condition, in which patients can see objects in the distance clearly, but objects nearby appear blurry. Hyperopia is caused by a flatter-than-normal eye, which directs light to fall behind the retina, rather than on the retina itself. The degree of farsightedness determines the ability to focus. Some farsighted people may also have difficulty seeing objects at a distance as well.

Farsightedness tends to run in families, and can cause eye strain, headaches, difficulty in reading or cross-eyes in children. A basic eye exam by your eye doctor at Northeastern Eye will confirm whether or not you suffer from farsightedness, and an eye specialist at Northeastern Eye Institute will be able to determine if this condition can be corrected by laser vision correction, including LASIK, or an alternative corrective modality.

This mild and easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of the eye causes blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the eye (the cornea) has a slightly different surface curvature in one direction than the other, and instead of being even and smooth in all directions, has some areas that are flatter or steeper. When the cornea has a distorted shape, it is called corneal astigmatism, and when the lens is distorted, it is called lenticular astigmatism. Either type can cause blurred vision.

Astigmatism is very common and can be corrected by a Board-certified ophthalmologist through laser vision correction, including LASIK.

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eyes’ ability to focus actively on objects up close. This condition usually develops after patients turn 40-years-old. Most patients realize they have presbyopia when they begin to hold printed material at arm’s length to read it. A basic eye exam by one of Northeastern Eye Institute’s eye doctors can diagnose presbyopia, and it can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.