Eyecare Medical Group is an ophthalmological subspecialty surgical group. For over 34 years we have worked tirelessly to provide Maine and neighboring states the best vision-care possible; great outcomes, easy access and a friendly caring staff for a great experience. EMG continuously invests in the patients’ vision by embracing technology, exploring new techniques, and working with other industry leaders to ensure that we have the tools to give our patients the best care possible. One of the most important aspects of this formula are the incredible optometrists that EMG work with.
Do you have an Optometrist?
Vision is a complex system that requires specific subspecialists working together in order to maintain healthy eyes and good vision for the patient. Optometry plays a key role in this. Think of the optometrist as your primary care provider of the eye world. Do you see an orthopedic surgeon for your annual physical exam or instead, do you see a Primary Care Physician (PCP)? Your optometrist is the PCP of your vision. They evaluate the health of the eye and visual system, working with you to isolate any potential issues, referring and co-managing with sub-specialty ophthalmologists when appropriate. EMG uses an amazing network of optometrists that provide excellent primary care for the eyes. We work closely with them to coordinate your care. This allows for the right care, at the right time, by the right expert. It is best to start with an optometrist in order to assess the underlying issue and to outline and coordinate the best possible course of action. Just because you may not be at 53 Sewall St. in Portland Maine, by working with an optometrist within our network, you will always be an EMG patient. If and when the time comes, your optometrist will coordinate with us to have your ophthalmological needs taken care of.
Just like any system in the body, your vision and the associated structures should be regularly monitored. Many eye conditions are capable of being controlled and the vision of the patient maintained relatively well, however this is often dependent on early detection and intervention. A short appointment now, can save your vision later.
If you are not currently established with an optometrist, please call us at (207) 828 -2020 and we will help you find one near your home or your place of employment.