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Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital

Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital


Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital

To schedule an appointment at
Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital
call 763-684-6046.

Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital is the first satellite location of the Midwest’s only eye hospital. Dedicated solely to treating eye diseases and disorders, Phillips Eye Institute is nationally recognized for its exceptional patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. Specializing in state-of-the-art cataract care and other advanced eye care, Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital brings advanced eye care close to home.

Advanced treatment services

Specializing in leading edge cataract care, Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital also provides a range of eye care services including Argon/Yag laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma and panretinal photocoagulation for patients with diabetes.

Our experienced ophthalmologists use the latest technology to treat a variety of diseases and conditions of the eye, including the following.

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal and vitreous diseases
  • Eye injuries
  • Macular degeneration
  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Corneal and external surface disease
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Strabismus

Low Vision Services

Services provided enable people living with low vision to make the best of their remaining eyesight. People may have low vision due to diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. Learn more.

Seamless care

When patients need even more advanced care, we can seamlessly transfer their care to Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. Along with diagnostic and treatment services, including laser correction surgery, the Minneapolis location features a Low Vision Center to enable adults and children with low vision to make the best of their remaining eyesight.

Low vision services

To schedule an appointment at
Phillips Eye Institute of Buffalo Hospital
call 763-684-6046.

Low vision services provided by Phillips Eye Institute at Buffalo Hospital enable people living with low vision to make the best of their remaining eyesight. People may have low vision due to diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

How can I get a low vision evaluation?

For an evaluation with a low vision specialist, Phillips Eye Institute needs a letter of referral from an eye care provider that includes patient name, date of birth, insurance information and pre-authorization, if required. The letter should also include date of last exam, visual acuity and diagnosis. Referral forms can be requested by calling 763-684-6046 and choosing option No. 4 or you may download a form here.

What happens at the evaluation?

An eye care provider who is specially trained in low vision treatment will conduct the initial evaluation. You will receive recommendations for devices and adaptive techniques that will make the best use of your remaining vision and help you with your daily activities. This appointment will last 30-45 minutes.

What happens after the initial evaluation?

At the initial evaluation visit, your eye care provider will determine whether you need any follow-up visits with an occupational therapist with skills in low vision. These appointments will take place one week apart and should last 45-60 minutes. The therapist will help you learn methods and technology to address visual deficits and improve quality of life.

Does insurance cover the costs of low vision services?

Medicare and most insurance plans cover the evaluation and follow-up visits, but we recommend you check with your plan to be sure. Typically, devices are not covered by insurance. You will be responsible for paying all costs that are not covered by your insurance plan.

Where can I purchase the devices recommended by the eye care providers?

Many of the devices may be ordered online from the Minnesota Low Vision Store. Devices such as magnifiers, telescopes and video magnifiers are available.



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