Your choice for eye care is more than just coming in for an appointment. Our team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, backed by our well trained nursing and office team, is committed to delivering you with an unmatched eye care experience& the type of knowledge that shows you we care about you and your family. Caring shines through in many ways.
|City||Crown Point, IN|
|Address||297 W Franciscan Dr|
|Phone Number||(219) 662-0999|
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Dr. Jack graduated from the Southern College of Optometry and the University of Illinois with a BS in Biology. He has been a licensed optometrist in Indiana since 1982 where he practices comprehensive optometry, administers pediatric vision exams, and specializes in contact lens fitting.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists apply their broad training and skills to your precise needs. Our eye doctors bring you not only the full expertise you expect from board-certified specialists, but also specialized experience in areas such as corneal transplantation, treatment of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and LASIK vision correction.
For almost 30 years, LTF Eye Clinics have been serving patients and families in Northwest Indiana with precision, experience, expertise, and attention that are hard to find anywhere else. As we grow, so does our staff, which today includes six eye doctors. Our eye doctors serve on staff at the following hospitals: Porter Memorial Hospital, Franciscan Physicians Hospital, St. Anthony Medical Center, Community Hospital, Munster, and Lake Park Surgery Center. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) specializing in the well-being and treatment of illnesses relating to the eye (much like a cardiologist specializes in the heart, or a neurologist specializes on the nervous system).
The higher the pressure inside the eye, the greater the chance of damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is like an electric cable containing a huge number of wires. Glaucoma can damage nerve fiber, causing blind spots to develop. Often, people don't notice these blind areas until much optic nerve damage has already occurred. Early detection and treatment by your ophthalmologist are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma.
Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens in our eye that can occur for a variety of reasons including age, exposure to sun light, medications, radiation and various other diseases. To some extent cataracts affect all of us as time goes on. Our doctors are experts at diagnosing cataracts and our ophthalmologists are expert surgeons very experienced in the treatment of cataracts. Cataract surgery has advanced greatly in recent decades and we utilize cutting-edge modern techniques with rapid visual recovery and rehabilitation.
LASIK is an FDA-approved surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. It permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using a specialized laser. When you trust your eyes to us, we take your trust seriously, dedicating ourselves to your comfort and well-being. Drawing on years of experience from the earliest days of LASIK techniques-and literally thousands of successful LASIK procedures-our board-certified ophthalmologists apply their broad training and skills to your precise needs.
Dry eyes are a very common problem that affects many of us in various age groups. Younger people wearing contact lens need a higher level of lubrication in order to comfortably wear their contacts. We all have a decrease in our tear production as time goes on. In addition, we live and work in environments that have a humidity that is less than optimal for the comfort of our eye surfaces. Because of all these reasons, it is very often necessary for people to receive treatments for dry eyes. These treatments can range from the use of artificial lubricating drops, to more sophisticated complex treatments that might involve the utilization of special medications that cause us to produce more tears.
You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of the eye. When the vitreous gel rubs or pulls on the retina, you may see what look like flashing lights or lightning streaks. The flashes of light can appear off and on for several weeks or months. As we grow older, it is more common to experience flashes. If you notice the sudden appearance of light flashes, you should contact your ophthalmologist immediately in case the retina has been harmed.