Opthalmology/Optometry

From contact lenses to cataracts, glaucoma to eye exams, seeing better starts with our eye care experts.

 

Affinity Health System provides full-service eye care for people of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens. Our ophthalmology and optometry experts in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh offer eye care ranging from routine eye exams to the diagnosis, care and surgical treatment of eye disorders such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Differences Between Ophthalmology and Optometry

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in eye care. Ophthalmologists may provide the full spectrum of eye care, including conducting routine eye exams, prescribing glasses or contact lenses and performing delicate eye surgery and research. Affinity has board-certified ophthalmologists with training in all aspects of eye care, including preventive care, diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of diseases.

An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (OD). Optometrists are medical professionals who provide primary eye care services, such as routine eye exams, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, vision care, disease diagnosis and medicine prescriptions.

Affinity optometrists and ophthalmologists work together to give patients in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh the best possible eye care.

Ophthalmology

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in eye care. Ophthalmologists may provide the full spectrum of eye care, from routine exams to glasses or contact lens prescriptions to eye surgery and research.

Eye Care Specialists

Affinity Health System has board-certified ophthalmologists with training in all types of eye care. We offer preventive care, diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, infections, lid disorders, strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and diabetes.

Affinity ophthalmologists offer advanced treatments such as therapeutic laser treatment for glaucoma, diabetes and secondary cataracts. Our ophthalmologists can also perform surgery for cataracts, glaucoma, misaligned eyes and lid disorders such as excessive skin on the upper eyelids.

Team Approach

Affinity ophthalmologists work with our optometrists and other eye care professionals to give patients in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh the best possible eye care.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Thanks to Affinity’s partnership with UW Health, we offer pediatric ophthalmology appointments in the Fox Cities with Madison-based Yasmin Bradfield, MD. Dr. Bradfield specializes in ophthalmology care for children under 18 years old.

Tests and Procedures
  • routine ophthalmic eye exam
  • visual field testing – tests the field of vision and peripheral vision
  • optic nerve head analyzer – pain-free and quick process that helps monitor glaucoma and other macular conditions by scanning the back of the retina

Optometry

An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (OD). Optometrists are medical professionals who provide primary eye care services, such as routine eye exams, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, vision care, disease diagnosis and medicine prescriptions.

Affinity optometrists provide specialized services including treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes-related eye problems, eye infections, eyelid disorders, strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (lazy eye).

Optometrists can evaluate vision problems, diagnose and treat eye disease, remove foreign objects and prescribe medication. When patients need eye surgery, our optometrists and ophthalmologists work together to provide the best possible treatment plan.

Tests and Procedures
  • routine eye exam, including checks for cataracts and glaucoma
  • contact lens fitting
  • visual field testing – tests the field of vision and peripheral vision
  • optic nerve head analyzer – pain-free and quick process that helps monitor glaucoma and other macular conditions by scanning the back of the retina
  • corneal thickness monitoring for glaucoma patients
Eye Symptoms

Our eyesight provides us with important information about the world around us, but our eyes face many potential threats. Some medical problems can cause loss of sight, including eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma or a detached retina. Illnesses such as hypertension or diabetes can also lead to vision loss, as can some medications. Vision changes may also occur due to problems in the brain, nerve or muscle tissue.

If you suffer from symptoms that potentially threaten your vision, it’s important to call your doctor as soon as possible. Affinity Medical Group eye care experts are available to diagnose and treat your eye symptoms.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please call your doctor:

  • complete or partial loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • new onset of pain, sensitivity to light or floaters
  • halos around light
  • a pupil that develops an irregular shape
  • redness or excessive tearing
  • severe itching and burning
  • appearance of thick, greenish or white discharge from the eye
  • blurred vision that lasts more than a few minutes
  • injury to an eye

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