Why Refer Your Eye Care Patients to Us?
OUR PROMISE TO OD’S
At Eyesright Optometry and Eyesright Kids, we strive to deliver compassionate care at all times. We will serve you and your patients by providing specialty care only and deferring all primary eye care back to your office. We believe in co-management, communication, and patient participation which unifies all eye care providers.
FOR OTHER MEDICAL PROVIDERS
We welcome referrals from family and internal medicine, pediatrics, rheumatology, endocrinology, and other specialties where your patients require management of their Dry Eye, Progressive Myopia, and Keratoconus.
Please reach out if you have questions or would like to consult with Dr. Gerowitz regarding a patient’s eye care needs.
Meet Dr. Gerowitz
Dr. Robert Gerowitz offers scleral lenses for the irregular cornea, effective and lasting dry eye treatment, myopia management and Orthokeratology for children and adults.
Dr. Robert Gerowitz graduated with honors from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977 with a degree in Pre-Optometry. In 1979 at the Illinois College of Optometry, he received a second bachelor’s degree in Visual Science and in 1981 was awarded his doctorate in Optometry.
Since 2000, he has been successfully managing progressive myopia (nearsightedness that increases each year in children) in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. In 2002, Dr. Rob participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto. As a result of those seminars, Dr. Gerowitz has often been invited to speak at other meetings throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
Dr. Rob is also a charter member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, a Fellow in the Academy, and has served on its Board of Directors. In 2021, Dr. Rob was awarded his second Fellowship by the Scleral Lens Education Society.
What Can We Offer Your Patients?
We are a referral practice that works with eye doctors to offer a continuum of care for their patients, whether it’s sclerals for corneal irregularities, treatment for dry eye disease, myopia management, and/or ortho-k lenses (CRT).
Custom designed scleral lenses help patients with corneal irregularities achieve dramatic improvements in visual acuity and comfort. The scleral lenses’ oxygen permeable fluid-filled chamber protects the eye as it provides it with the moisture and oxygen it needs to stay healthy. This makes scleral lenses fantastic for promoting the healing of the cornea.
The many benefits associated with scleral lenses render them a popular and satisfying choice for patients with corneal irregularities desiring clear and comfortable vision.
Which Corneal Conditions Can Scleral Lenses Benefit?
- Post LASIK/RK/PRK Ectasia
- Post PK/INTACS/DMEK/DALK/DSAEK, Etc.
- Post Corneal Cross Linking
- Corneal Dystrophies, such as Fuchs’ and Map-dot-fingertip corneal dystrophy
- Severe Ocular Surface Disease (OSD)
- Aniridia, ICE Syndromes and Trauma
- Corneal scarring
We offer evidence-based treatment to prevent the onset or reduce the progression of myopia in pediatric patients.
Childhood myopia is typically diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 7 and worsens during the eye’s rapid growth years, with a rate of progression estimated at around -1D per year among East-Asians and -0.5D among Caucasians. The prescription tends to plateau at around age 12.
Why is Myopia a Serious Medical Concern?
As a child quickly develops and the myopia rapidly progresses, the child is at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases later in life. Namely, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.
Certain treatments in the form of eye drops, contact lenses or glasses, can help slow down a child’s progressive vision deterioration that occurs with myopia.
What are the treatment options?
Treatment options include Ortho-K, Atropine eye drops, as well as multifocal and dual-focus contact lenses and glasses. Patients are carefully monitored and reviewed every 6-12 months to assess the efficacy of the chosen treatment modality.
Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K or CRT, are custom designed corneal molds that are worn overnight to temporarily reshape one’s cornea while they sleep so they can see clearly without glasses and contacts during the day.
Dr Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC offers CRT that has been tested and proven to be safe for patients to wear during sleeping hours. With CRT, your myopic patients will finally achieve the convenience of seeing clearly during their waking hours.
Ortho-K is also an effective treatment option to control the progression of myopia in children. Stopping or slowing down the progression of myopia significantly reduces long-term risks of eye disease, ensuring that your young patient enjoys the world with healthy eyes for life.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is among the top drivers that lead patients to seek help from eye care professionals trained in treating dry eyes.
DES is a highly common condition that occurs when one’s tear glands don’t produce quality tears or when tears evaporate too quickly. This condition can be temporary or chronic, and is characterized by dry, itchy, stinging and irritated eyes.
Dr. Robert Gerowitz uses the most advanced technologies to get to the root of the eye disease in order to provide the most effective and lasting dry eye treatment for your patient.
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