Eye Surgeon West Orange

Our Eye Care Services in West Orange

General Ophthalmology

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit lamp examinations, dilated eye examinations, refraction for glasses and contact lenses and glaucoma pressure testing as well as a series of other computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.

Glaucoma Care

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We utilize the latest and most advanced computerized tests to diagnose glaucoma. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam. For those who require surgery, laser treatment can be utilized for precise treatment and quick healing.

Diabetic Eye Care

In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. While it can cause cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes can cause the devastating eye disease known as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes involving abnormal blood vessels which nourish the retina of the eye. Dr. Tutela will perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, pupil dilation, and careful examination of your retina. Afterwards, he will discuss your treatment options.

Refractive Cataract Surgery

A cataract is caused by the clouding of the lens in the eye. As the cataracts progress, eyeglasses prescriptions change frequently and, daily visual function becomes impaired. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens and the implantation of an artificial lens. The current technique for cataract surgery is called phacoemulsification (ultrasound) through a small incision. Since a self-sealing small incision is used, it does not require suture closure, thus the term "no stitch cataract surgery." The entire process is completed in less than ½ hour and is performed under local anesthesia. Our doctors are board-certified and fellowship-trained and are specifically skilled in removing cataracts, and are also experienced in the recognition and treatment of complications of cataract surgery. After surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience very good distance vision. However, most people receiving these standard lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision.

Complete Optical Care

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses correct your vision and are easy to wear. Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and level of comfort sought. There are many types of contacts to suit almost anyone.

Soft Contact Lenses:

These are most frequently prescribed due to their tremendous comfort. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism or dry eyes and can even change the color of your eyes. Soft contact lenses include:

  • Daily Wear: can be worn up to 12 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night

  • Extended Wear: can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear

  • Disposable: meant to be worn for a short time and then discarded

  • Color-Changing: can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed

Hard Contact Lenses:

Also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, these offer sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. However, hard contact lenses take longer to adjust to than soft contact lenses.

Designer Frames

We offer both prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for patients of all ages. We carry brands such as Ray Ban, Kenneth Cole, Gucci, Vera Wang, Ernest Hemingway and Jhane Barnes. Our optician, Michael Freda, takes the time to discuss how different contact selections and frame styles can impact your vision, answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your eyes healthy. To find out if we carry a specific brand, please call and speak to Michael, who will be more than happy to assist you.

Cosmetic Procedures

Juvederm Ultra

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your health care professional eases Juvéderm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!

Botox

BOTOX Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, physician administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Tutela Eye Center
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 101
West Orange, New Jersey 07052

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