Harrisburg Eye Care | Optometrist in Harrisburg Michigan | Eye Specialist Harrisburg
Welcome to Dodge Family Eye CareAt our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania eye care practice, our mission is to preserve, restore and enhance thevision of every member of your family. Here at Dodge Family Eye Care, we are committed to giving youthe most thorough eye care and personal attention using the most modern technology. Our staff ofexperienced optometrists and opticians takes the time to listen to your specific eye care needs andexceeds your expectations.
We proudly offer the following services: Comprehensive eye examinations Contact lens exam and fittings, including hard to fit contacts A Large selection of designer eyewear Treatment of eye diseases Diabetic eye care An Optical BoutiqueAs dedicated eye care professionals, we recognize the trust our patients place in us and it is our missionto meet and exceed those expectations. We invite you to come to our practice and receive the qualityattention that you deserve. At Dodge Family Eye Care, we take the time to care for you and your eyes.
Dodge Family Eye CareImagine a professional office that knows the names of other family members as well as that of thepatient, an office that answers 80% of telephone calls by the third ring with a live person, that facilitatescommunication with patients by providing the doctors personal email address and a staff email addressto all our patients, an office that provides 24/7 emergency eye care coverage thereby eliminating inmost cases costly and time consuming visits to emergency rooms.Our patients tell us they value the extra time we spend with them to explain not only their eye findings,but also how systemic diseases can affect ones vision. For over 30 years we have included bloodpressure measurement as part of our annual eye health examinations. More recently, we have discussednutrition as a vital part of maintaining eye health and vision in lifes later years. As a further commitmentto our patients and our community, we participate in a national program and provide no charge infantexams up to the age of 2 years.Our office philosophy is simple: Save lives, save vision, sell quality vision products- in that order.Office HoursMonday: 8:30am - 6:00pmTuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pmWednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pmThursday: 8:30am - 1:00pmFriday: 8:30am - 2:00pmSaturday: 8:00am - 12:30pm
About Dr. Peter DodgePeter Dodge is a graduate of Horace Mann High School in NYC and Swarthmore College inPennsylvania. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College ofOptometry in Philadelphia (recently renamed Salus University) where he was a member of BetaSigma Kappa honoring academic excellence. He believes in lifetime learning and each year takes40-50 hours of continuing education courses.Dr. Dodge is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania OptometricAssociation, and a former member of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Hefinanced a large part of his professional education as a professional tennis teacher.
Contact LensesSoft Contact Lenses:Soft contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed due to the fact that they are extremelycomfortable. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes and can noweven change the color of your eyes. Soft contact lenses include: Daily Wear: These can be worn up to 12 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night Extended Wear: These can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear Disposable: These are meant to be worn for a short time and then discarded Color-Changing: These can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not neededHard Contact Lenses:Also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, hard contact lenses offer sharper vision and can correctnearsightedness or astigmatism. However, hard contact lenses take longer to adjust to than soft contactlenses.At Dodge Family Eye Care, we offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for eachindividuals needs. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription,eye shape and specific needs.
What Is Astigmatism?Astigmatism is a common eye condition thats easily corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.Astigmatism is characterized by an irregular curvature of the cornea. This is one type of refractive error.Astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree. For significant curvature, treatment is required.A persons eye is naturally spherical in shape. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, itrefracts evenly, creating a clear view of the object. However, the eye of a person with astigmatism isshaped more like a football or the back of a spoon. For this person, when light enters the eye it isrefracted more in one direction than the other, allowing only part of the object to be in focus at onetime. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy.NearsightednessNearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly,but objects farther away are blurry.FarsightednessFarsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly,but objects nearby may be blurry.Infant Eye ExamsOur InfantSEE program provides a one-time, no cost eye and vision assessment for babies up to12 months of age. An eye and vision assessment is an important step in making sure your babyis learning to see properly.