1427 Clarkview Rd, Suite 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Phone: (410) 296-0414
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Comprehensive Eye Care
Eyesight is one of your most important senses, as 80% of what we perceive comes from our vision.
Led by board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Richard Adler, Belcara Health Ophthalmology provides comprehensive eye care to women and men of all ages, focused on maintaining good eye health, prevention, and early detection of common eye diseases.
Our services include:
- Routine Eye Exams
- MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) Screenings
- Prescriptions for eyewear or contact lenses
- LASIK Vision Correction
- Refractive Lens Exchange Vision Correction
- Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Treatment
- Diabetic Eye Treatment
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Macular Degeneration Treatment
Routine eye exams are essential in maintaining your vision and eye health. While some diseases develop over time, and without pain or vision loss, early detection of any problem can reduce the risk of further harm and allows for more treatment options.
A full eye examination includes a variety of tests to establish the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from standard ones, like the reading of an eye chart, to more complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to identify the health of the tissues inside your eyes.
Dr. Adler recommends a complete eye exam every year. Even if you don’t normally need vision correction, an eye exam can pick up eye problems that you wouldn’t even be aware of if you had it. And with the eyes, early treatment is imperative for maintaining your vision.
It is estimated that approximately 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. The American Optometric Association recommends all children should have their eyes examined at least every 2 years. Children with existing vision problems or those at risk should have their eyes examined more frequently, at least once a year.
Common risk factors include:
- Premature birth or developmental delays
- Turned or crossed eyes
- History of eye injury, illness or disease
- A family history of eye disease