at Chenango Vision Center
Dr. Glenn Stein provides comprehensive eye health and vision examinations for children and adults. In addition to prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses Dr. Stein treats and manages a wide range of conditions and diseases of the eye. As a fully licensed NY State optometrist he is able to prescribe medications for the eye. The full scope of care includes exams and treatments for:
*Glaucoma *Dry eyes
*Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) *Eye Infections
*Corneal abrasions and keratitis *Contact lens related complications
*Allergy eyes *Eye inflammations (such as uveitis/iritis)
*Eye injuries *Eye Lid Infections ("styes")
Dr. Stein also manages the special eye care needs related to diabetes and other systemic diseases including hypertension (high blood pressure), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He provides care for patients before and immediately after cataract surgery. He also monitors and helps manage patients with macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.
In cases where we discover a problem that requires surgery, Dr. Stein works closely with several surgeons in every specialty.
Dr. Stein is still accepting new patients. Appointments are also always available for urgent eye care needs.
Your Eye Exam-- What to expect
For a comprehensive eye health and vision exam most patients can expect to be in the office for about 45-60 minutes. The initial part of your exam will include refraction where Dr. Stein will determine how to best help you see clearly and focus properly and then discuss your options for glasses or contact lenses if necessary. The second part of your exam will concentrate on your eye health. All patients are screened and tested for cataracts, glaucoma and macular (retinal) degeneration as well as a host of other common and uncommon eye conditions.
Eye drops to dilate the pupils are used as part of the comprehensive eye health evaluation, although it is not necessary for every patient at every visit. The effects of the drops can last for several hours after the exam and may cause some blurring of near vision and will make you sensitive to bright light. Most patients manage fine with the use of sunglasses, and if you don’t bring your own, we will provide you with a protective sun shield when you leave the office. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about driving after dilation it is best to bring a driver with you to your exam. (It is also sometimes possible to perform the dilation part of the exam at a later date). While it may be a minor inconvenience, pupil dilation is still the absolute best way to fully examine the health of the inside of the eyes and the entire retina.
If you regularly wear contact lenses it is best to wear them to your exam. The best way to evaluate the performance of your contacts is to see them on your eyes after they have been worn for at least a few hours. After evaluating the fit and performance of your contacts Dr. Stein will then have you remove them to complete the rest of your exam so it is best to also bring along any glasses you use.
About Dr Glenn Stein
Dr. Glenn Stein has been practicing optometry at Chenango Vision Center in Norwich, NY since 1994.
Dr. Stein’s goal is to provide full scope optometric eye care to the community with a personal touch. His practice at Chenango Vision Center combines modern technology with good old-fashioned service, something that is often missing in today’s fast paced medical office environment. His philosophy of practice is educational, so he believes it is essential to spend time with patients to answer their questions and to educate them about their eye health in a way they can understand.
Dr. Stein earned a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating with honors. At the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree, also graduating with honors in 1989. At PCO he was inducted as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric honor society. As part of his optometric education Dr. Stein received specialty training at The Eye Institute’s Lynch Pediatric and Binocular Vision Center. He also received extensive training in the treatment and management of ocular disease at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. In the fast evolving field of modern eye care there is always something new to learn, and Dr. Stein regularly continues his education at conferences around the world.