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Eye Care SpecialistsFor nearly 50 years, the board certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians at Eye Care Specialists have provided for the eye care needs of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our eye doctors are pioneers in the field of ophthalmology; they have collectively performed more than 50,000 successful cataract surgeries and have more than 550 years of combined experience in treating eye disorders.

The eye doctors at Eye Care Specialists are committed to advancing the treatment of ocular disease in Northeastern Pennsylvania and worldwide. The cutting edge clinical research done at the center has led to FDA approval of new treatments and procedures.

Our team of renowned eye doctors is also affiliated with the Surgical Specialty Center, an independent facility owned by local ophthalmologists. Surgical Specialty Center is committed to delivering personalized, state-of-the-art services and quality care. It is structured to provide an atmosphere of compassion and understanding that reduces patient stress and anxiety. Please call us at 570-718-4193 today for more information or to set up an appointment.

An Emphasis on Patient Education

At Eye Care Specialists, we believe that patient education is an important component to delivering the exceptional eye care you deserve. Every new patient receives our New Patient Welcome Packet in the mail before their first appointment. This packet provides detailed information that will help you better understand the services available to you. New patients coming for LASIK or cataract surgery consultations also receive additional packets providing information on the benefits and risks of these procedures.

Initial consultations with our Pennsylvania eye doctors are extremely thorough. Our doctors will spend as much time as needed to provide you with detailed information on your recommended procedure, and they will answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan or our qualifications.

We will never recommend a procedure unless we believe it is the best course of action to ensure optimal levels of long term eye health. Due to our extensive team of ophthalmology and optometry specialists, we will often cross-refer you to other doctors in the practice to make sure your recommended treatment plan will best meet your needs.

Eye Doctors to Address all of Your Eye Care Needs

The doctors and team at Eye Care Specialists consists of doctors with specializations in a wide range of ophthalmology and optometry fields. As a result, our doctors are qualified to treat just about any eye condition you may have. Very few practices in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area have our ability to perform all procedures in-house.

Our comprehensive eye care services include:

A Long, Vibrant History

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area has enjoyed a long, vibrant history. Both cities were founded during the Revolutionary War era and played a major role in the region’s industrial growth during the 19th Century. The population grew rapidly during the middle of the century due to the large quantity of anthracite coal in the region. During the second half of the 19th Century, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre became an economic force in the coal, iron, and railroad industries.

In the 20th Century, Wilkes-Barre became the birthplace of Planters Peanuts, which was founded there in 1906. Other prominent companies which were based out of the region at various during the 20th Century include Woolworth’s, Bell Telephone, and HBO. In 1972, 365 subscribers of Service Electric Cable became the first people in the country to receive HBO, making Wilkes-Barre the birthplace of modern cable TV.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has also been a prominent hub for local sports. The area has been home to a minor league baseball team since 1989. From 1989-2006, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Red Barons were the minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. During the early 2000s, the team featured a number of future Major League all stars including Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, and Cole Hamels. In 2007, the team became the minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees and changed their name to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. However, the most notable sports moment in the area occurred in 1926 when Babe Ruth hit the longest home run in baseball history during an exhibition game in Wilkes-Barre. The home run is estimated to have traveled 650 feet.

Community Involvement

Eye Care Specialists is a member of numerous local Chamber of Commerce organizations including:

  • Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
  • Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce
  • Hazleton Chamber of Commerce

Many of our doctors are also on staff at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA, and Eye Care Specialists is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Women’s Organization for Networking (WWON), a non-profit women’s organization dedicated to supporting local businesses run by women. The organization also devotes a significant amount of time to community service and volunteer work.

At Eye Care Specialists, we are also committed to giving back to our local community. Each year, we participate in a Coat Drive which benefits the Luzerne County Head Start Organization. Our doctors and staff also regularly volunteer at the local soup kitchen, and we have sponsored local minor league sports teams such as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, a minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

If you live in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, or any of the surrounding Northeastern Pennsylvania areas, we invite you to contact Eye Care Specialists today to schedule an initial consultation. We are dedicated to helping residents in the area achieve the sharp, clear vision they deserve.

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