At Bel Villagio Family Eye Care the health of
your eyes is our first priority!
You may have an
underlying condition that could effect your vision, such as diabetes,
high blood pressure or a neurologic disorder. Without a thorough eye
exam these conditions could be missed. We are dedicated to
providing you with high-quality comprehensive eye care.
take the time to educate you on your exam procedures and findings, so
that you can make informed choices concerning your eye health and
overall care. We partner with like-minded surgeons and health care
facilities to ensure you get the best possible care.
eye care services include:
• Adult and Pediatric Eye Heath
• Management of Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and
• Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Control for
• Low Vision
Services for the Partially Sighted
• Specialty Contact Lens Services
for Healthy and Not So Healthy Eyes
• Ortho-K: Nonsurgical (Gentle)
Corneal Reshaping for Correcting Myopia
• Surgical Co-Management
(Lasik, Glaucoma and Cataracts)
• Computer Strain and Related Vision
• Ocular Nutrition for Maintenance of Eye Health
• Emergency and Urgent Eye Care
• Adult and Pediatric Eye Health
Depending on your age, health and occupation,
the American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye
examination every 1-2 years.
A thorough eye exam includes an
evaluation of the visual system and eye health. A comprehensive eye exam
can detect systemic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure,
elevated cholesterol and neurologic disorders.
correction is needed, options include glasses, contact lenses and laser
vision correction. You can be confident that your doctor will help you
make the right choice and offer the appropriate services, such as pre-
and post-op LASIK care, necessary medical treatment or vision correction
with contact lenses or glasses.
Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Control
- What Is Myopia Control?
Although an outright cure for
nearsightedness has not been discovered, we now offer a
number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.
These treatments can induce changes in the structure and focusing of
the eye to reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and
progression of nearsightedness.
Why should you be interested in
Because slowing the progression of myopia may keep your
child from developing high levels of nearsightedness that require thick,
corrective eyeglasses and have been associated with serious eye problems
later in life, such as early Cataracts, Glaucoma or even a Detached
Retina. Currently, Three Types
of Treatment are Showing Promise for Controlling Myopia:
• Multifocal Contact Lenses
We Diagnosis and Manage Many Eye Diseases, Including:
• Diabetic Eye Disease
• Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
• Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
• High Myopia
• Eye Infections
• Eye Trauma
• Macular Degeneration
• Dry Eyes
• Allergy eyes
• Retinal Detachment
• Vitreous Detachment (Floaters)
• Double vision
Our Advanced Instrumentation Includes:
(Back of the Eye) Imaging
• Anterior Segment (Front of the Eye)
• Optic Nerve and Retinal Analysis
• Peripheral Vision
• Tear Analysis for Dry Eyes
• Corneal (Front of the Eye)
• Eye Ultrasound
Vision For The Partially Sighted
What is low vision?
Basically, "low vision" describes significant visual impairment that
can't be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye
surgery. It includes:
Loss of best-corrected visual acuity(BVCA)
to worse than 20/70 in the better eye or significant visual field loss,
such as Tunnel vision (lack of vision in the periphery) and blind spots.
Legal blindness, In North America is defined as: 20/200 or less
central visual acuity in the better eye with best possible correction,
or a visual field of 20º or less.
are a common cause of low vision:
• Hazy, blurry vision can
result from Cataracts.
• Blurred or partially obscured central vision
is typical of Macular Degeneration.
• Diabetic Retinopathy causes
blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions.
• Poor peripheral
vision is a hallmark of Glaucoma.
• Retinitis Pigmentosa reduces
peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark.
sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other
• Heredity and Eye Injuries can also result in Low
What To Do About Low Vision:
If you have a
vision impairment that interferes with your ability to perform everyday
activities and enjoy life, your first step is to see one of our eye care
professionals for a complete eye exam. Poor vision that cannot be
corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses could be the first sign of a
serious eye disease such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma
or Retinitis Pigmentosa. Or it could mean you are developing a Cataract
that needs removal. Whatever the case, it's wise to take action before
further vision loss occurs. If we find that you have vision
loss that cannot be corrected adequately with standard eye wear, medical
treatment or surgery, he will help you take the next steps toward coping
with your new situation.
We will take the time necessary to thoroughly evaluate
the degree and type of vision loss you have, prescribe appropriate low
vision aids such as lighted handheld magnifiers, digital desktop
magnifiers and bioptic telescopes, and help you learn how to use them.
Newer options include handheld digital magnifiers for shopping or eating
out, as well as software that simplifies computer use with magnification
and text-to-speech features.
We can also recommend
non-optical adaptive devices, such as large-face printed material, audio
recordings, special light fixtures and signature guides for signing
checks and documents. Special eye wear with tinted UV filters can help
with light sensitivity and heighten contrast. If necessary, we
can refer you to a mental health professional and/or mobility coach to
help you cope with your vision loss.
At Bel Villagio Eye Care, we believe in alternative treatments
that have been scientifically validated. As such, we offer interventions
that have been supported by evidence based medicine and the peer
reviewed literature. Integrative medicine "cherry picks" the very best,
scientifically validated therapies from both conventional and CAM
systems. Two such examples, are vitamin supplementation for Age Related
Macular Degeneration (AREDS2 Multicenter Trial) and Omega-3
supplementation for the treatment of Dry Eye (Effect of Oral Re-esterfied
Omega-3 Nutritional Supplementation on Dry-Eye Disease). As with any
type of intervention, these disease entities and their related
treatments, require close monitoring and follow-up with your eye care
professional. They may also require care that involves a
multidisciplinary healthcare team.
At Bel Villagio Eye Care we
take contact lens fitting, lens care and follow-up care seriously. Our
doctor is knowledgeable with the latest trends and developments in
contact lens technology.
|We offer all types of contact lenses,
• Non-surgical Corneal Reshaping Lenses as an Alternative
• Children's Contact Lenses to Slow
the Progression of Nearsightedness (Myopia)
• Multifocals/Bifocals for Presbyopia
• Toric Lenses
• Custom Soft & Gas Permeable Lenses
• Colored Contact Lenses
We have experience fitting some of
the most difficult eyes, including patients with Keratoconus, poor
surgical outcomes, and large amounts of astigmatism. We will work with
you to find the optimal contact lens fit to suit your visual and
Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)
We can help you determine if laser vision correction is right for
you. They will work together with a local surgeon to provide both pre-
and post-operative care.
Computer Related Vision Problems
ever added up the time you spend in front of your computer, iPad, smart
phone or other electronic device? Have you seen the recent reports
concerning our electronic devices and our increased exposure to harmful
Bel Villagio Eye Care can recommend the best lenses for
you and your lifestyle, including lenses for special computer distances,
and specialty lenses and coatings to reduce glare and your exposure to
harmful blue light.
We are available, should an emergency or urgent situation arise. Simply
call our office at (215) 545-3937 (eyes) and our team will assess your
condition. If you cannot reach us, please go to the nearest emergency
room or call 911.