Caring for your eyes is the first step toward preventative and long-term health care, says Dr. Kenneth Daniels, OD, FAAO, of Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates. “Eye health and vision evaluations are one of the most important aspects of an individual’s annual health care.

Our goal is to tend to each patient on a personal level and determine not only their eye health and visual correction needs, but to address vision care as part of their general health. We address eye health as co-managers with a person’s pediatrician, primary care physician, internist and other specialists such as diabetologist, oncologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, and many other disciplines. Nutritional eye care, as just one aspect of the practice, involves the use of supplements, such as antioxidants, minerals and specialized agents such as Lutein and Zeathin, Gingko Biloba, Grape Seed Extract, Essential Omega Fatty Acids, in conjunction with medical therapy to aid in the prevention of disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and retinal disease such as macular degeneration.”

Dr. Daniels is a book author in the area of contact lens with a practice emphasis in the difficult and challenging contact lens fits involving Presbyopia (older eyes), Keratoconus, and Post Operative Cornea care. He is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and National Eye Institute Clinical Investigator at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he was the Director of Contact Lens Research. He is the former Director of Clinical Research for Allergan Pharmaceuticals and has collaborated in several research projects at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is a series editor for an ophthalmic text and contributing editor of a professional journal. He has written several book chapters on various topic areas such Keratoconus, Anterior Segment Ocular Disease, Cataract and Refractive Surgery and was the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physician Scientific Achievement Award Recipient 2008 and lectures nationally and internationally.

“It is the job of our doctors and staff to work as an integral part of our patients’ medical team to assure their well being,” he adds. With a strong surgical co-management relations with the Princeton Eye Group and the Wills Laser Center, Dr. David Reynolds and associates, are ophthalmic surgeons who deliver specialty care refractive surgery (LASIK), cataract, and procedures of the anterior segment as part of the complete eye care offered at Hopewell Lambertville Eye Associates. Laser vision correction uses the excimer laser to re-sculpture the cornea (the front of the eye) in order to reduce or rid the patient’s dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Mimi Lee Parma, PH.D., O.D., along with her work with Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates, Dr. Parma also is a basic science instructor in ocular pathology at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Her research interests are concentrated in the biochemical analysis of retinal development. Patricia Leggin, OD, is residency trained in ocular disease and has been active in research in anterior segment medical device evaluations. Hopewell Lambertville Eye Associates is also an external teaching site for the same institution as well as being a primary clinical research site.

Drs. Daniels, Parma, Leggin and Reynolds believe in delivering the highest quality eye health care to each patient, of any age, on a very personalized level in a comfortable environment. Vision is a part of the quality of life. Our goal is address an each individual’s vision conditions, tailor the management and treatment (refractive, {eyeglass or contact lens}, medical, surgical or nutritional) while educating and informing our patients on their concern and how it might pertain to their systemic well being and everyday life. “Seelife: Get a Clear Perspective.” Our greatest compliment is the simple trust our patients have for our skills and knowledge. (www.SEELIFE.net)

Hopewell-Lambertville Eye and Laser Associates. 84 East Broad Street, Hopewell. 609-466-0055, and 16 South Franklin Street, Lambertville. 609-397-7020. Accepting the major of medical insurances and vision plans.

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