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We're Keeping an Eye on Your Vision and Safety 

We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and are continuing to take special care for your health. Your overall wellness includes keeping an “eye” on your vision. That means keeping up with any recommended treatment plans for diagnosed conditions, like using prescription drops for glaucoma or having medication injections for macular degeneration. It also means scheduling eye examinations every two years after age 40. 


Regular exams are key to protecting and preserving vision, especially from concerns that may not initially show symptoms but can cause loss of sight. Vision problems didn't take a pause during the pandemic. Six out of 10 people over age 60 will still develop cataracts. Glaucoma affects one in 30 people over age 40. Diabetes-related sight loss still increases in risk each year you have the disease. Macular degeneration continues to be the leading cause of central vision loss among baby boomers. Most importantly, delaying, denying and not detecting and treating these conditions increases your risk for car accidents, falls, loss of independence, depression, and other major health concerns.


As members of the medical profession, we understood people’s hesitancy to schedule appointments during the COVID-19 crisis. However, we would like to assure you that visits to our practice were and still are handled under the strictest of protocols. Eye Care Specialists has maintained high-standard safety procedures, including: 


  • To minimize your time inside the office, our staff may call you prior to your appointment to update and document your medical health history and current medications.


  • You and anyone accompanying you have the option of wearing a face mask while in the office.

  • Some of our physicians and staff members still wear face masks and, if not, will do so for your comfort, upon request.


  • Plexiglass shields were installed at our check-in and check-out counters.

  • The number of chairs in the waiting areas have been reduced. 

  • All exam room equipment is thoroughly disinfected between patients.

  • Reception and common areas are regularly disinfected. 


If you are due for or in need of a comprehensive eye exam or a second opinion, we recommend that you call us as soon as possible to schedule a visit.

We appreciate your trust in our services and look forward to putting our expertise to use for you soon. 

Thank you,


Brett Rhode, MD

Daniel Ferguson, MD

Daniel Paskowitz, MD, PhD    

Michael Raciti, MD

David Scheidt, OD 

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