Binocular vision disorders cause both eyes to fail to work in unison. These disorders affect eye movement control, fine and gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. We typically prescribe therapy to improve vision problems that cannot be treated with contact lenses, glasses, lens implants, or laser vision correction. Patients are typically encouraged to attend two 30-minute sessions twice a week for four to five months. Our eye specialists will work with you to form the best plan for your needs.
More than 94 million people across the globe suffer from cataracts. This common condition causes a natural clouding of the lens of the eye, resulting in blurred vision. Our eye surgeons perform this outpatient procedure that typically requires no stitches and lets you return home the same day. Find out if you’re a candidate by scheduling an appointment.
Our trained and experienced eye doctors can diagnose and treat a variety of corneal disorders such as corneal abrasion (caused by an injury to the surface of the cornea), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membrane that covers the white of the eye), and keratoconus (a degenerative eye disorder that causes the cornea to become thin and cone-shaped).
The Meibomian gland produces oils that comprise the outer layer of your tear film. This oily layer forms a protective coating that lets the middle layer function properly. When dysfunction of this gland occurs, the glands become blocked and prevent your eyes from secreting enough oil to coat the outer layer. As a result, friction forms between your eyelid and cornea. Our eye surgeons use LipiFlow to restore proper functioning tear film. Schedule an eye appointment to begin treatment for dry eye.
Although part of the natural process of aging, eyelid bagginess and droopiness can be remedied. You can opt to undergo one of several procedures to reduce the appearance of baggy and droopy eyelids by having excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure, performed by our eye surgeons, is called an eye lift or blepharoplasty.
General eye exams are recommended once yearly to diagnose and treat symptoms early, including a full battery of vision and eye health tests. Our eye care specialists will record your current visual state, your general health, and any issues you might have regarding your vision.
Glaucoma is a serious issue and can lead to blindness if not treated early and properly. We’ll provide a comprehensive eye exam to measure intraocular pressure, which is the eyeball’s internal pressure, to determine if anything is wrong.
Our eye specialists will customize your LASIK treatment, tailoring the procedure to the specific contours of your eyes. Find out if you’re a candidate for vision correction by scheduling an appointment.
Known as photorefractive keratectomy, PRK is the predecessor to LASIK eye surgery and remains a common type of laser vision correction. The main difference between the two types of surgery is that PRK doesn’t involve the creation of a corneal flap. Our eye clinic provides PRK surgery for qualified patients.
Our Wilkes-Barre office is home to three primary eye doctors, including:
- Lisa Toole, O.D.: A lifetime resident of Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Toole joined the practice in 2008 and practices primary eye care with a specialized interest in pediatric patients. She deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of amblyopia and strabismus. In addition, she offers contact lens and refractive care for both children and adults. Dr. Toole is a member and previous president of the Northeast Pennsylvania Optometric Society and the Pennsylvania state leader for InfantSee, a nonprofit children’s vision program.
- Mary Ellen Judge, O.D.: Also joining the practice in 2008, Dr. Judge specializes in general optometry, contact lenses, and geriatric and pediatric care of the eyes. A resident of Pittston, she is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Northeast Optometric Association, and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. She is also certified in the management of ocular disease and therapeutic treatment.
- Jerard Brown, O.D.: Dr. Brown joined the practice in 1997, and he specializes in general optometry, geriatric eye care, contact lenses, and the treatment and management of ocular diseases. He holds certification in pre- and post-op care for PRK and LASIK. In addition, he belongs to the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
The Wilkes-Barre location for the Northeastern Eye Institute offers convenient appointment times, quality eye doctors, and numerous types of treatments for eye diseases and conditions. Contact the office directly at 570-704-0300 to schedule an appointment today so you can be on your way to better, healthier vision.
Absolutely LOVE these people! Both Dr. Lisa Toole, as well as Deborah, who'll order your contact lenses for you, will be certain that you attain not only 20/20 vision, but also that you receive customer satisfaction par excellence each and every time! It would never cross my mind that I should look elsewhere for a higher standard of care. They've already exceeded it!
Freindly staff, they were very good and patient with my child. Pretty nice variety of frames to choose from. Was not busy and did not have to wait long. Please with they way this office conducts their business and would recommend.
Always professional and friendly. They provide the best eye care I have ever received.
Friendly staff and great serive!
NEI is very organized, great staff and excellent doctors. I would highly recommend to anyone searching for an eye center they can trust.
I take my whole family here. All the workers are extremely polite and pleasant to talk to. The wait time is a little long but it's probably because they are so popular and super busy. I will continue to take my family here even with the experience of going to about 3 other places nearby within the last 10 years.