Specialty eye care offered in Moundview
Maintaining your eyes is just as important to your overall health as eating right and exercising.
Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics is making sure patients have access to routine and specialty eye care by offering ophthalmology services in Friendship.
"Many patients will forgo treatment if they need to travel any distance for their care," explains Jordan Thompson, MD, Gundersen ophthalmologist, who sees patients at Gundersen Eye Clinic Friendship. "By bringing specialty eye care to Friendship, we are offering care to area patients close to home, so they don't spend extra time and money traveling for their care, increasing the chances they will seek the care they need."
Dr. Thompson provides surgery at Gundersen Moundview Hospital in Friendship for patients with a variety of eye conditions, including cataracts (a condition where the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision) and glaucoma (a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve).
"Patients can be referred to us for specialty services by their optometrist, whether they are seen at a Gundersen eye clinic or at a non-Gundersen eye clinic," Dr. Thompson says.
"For our cataract surgery patients, I will work with our new optometrist in Friendship (Gregory Hutcheson, OD) or whomever your primary optometrist is, to provide pre- and post-operative care. We work as a team to make sure every patient receives seamless, comprehensive care so they can return to living a healthy lifestyle."
For more information on eye care at Gundersen Eye Clinic Friendship, call (608) 339-8471.