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Eye Care

Our goal is simple: providing care to keep our patients’ eyes healthy and allowing them to see their very best. Our ophthalmologist, Joseph Cooper, MD, works with our patients’ primary care providers to help ensure that each patient receives the best eye care in relation to their overall health.

We are accepting new patients, and no referral is needed. Our practice focuses on the medical care of your eyes. We accept most major medical insurances; please see the Patient Resources section on this page for more information on vision insurance.

Conditions We Treat

  • Cataracts
  • Eye injuries
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Plaquenil 

Services We Offer

  • Cataract evaluation
  • Dilated eye exam
  • Vision Exam

Why Choose Us

World-Class Care, Close to Home

Dr. Cooper is a board-certified ophthalmologist, scoring in the top 96th percentile with The American Board of Ophthalmology. His experience includes 35 years at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cooper specializes in advanced technology IOL lenses to help you see better both long-distance and up close.

Compassionate Patient-Centered Care

We focus on providing patient/family-centered care. Our eye care team takes the time to get to know each patient, their complete health situation, and their treatment goals. We involve patients at each step of the care process, and always keep them informed of what’s happening with their health care plan.

Coordinated Care with Specialty Providers

Because we offer comprehensive eye care, we work with all of your health care providers—including your primary care provider—to provide you with an individualized treatment plan.  When needed, our eye care team can coordinate care with other specialty providers across Memorial Health System’s network.


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Patient Resources

Medical vs. Vision Insurance
When it comes to eye exams, it can be confusing to know what your insurance covers. It’s important to understand the difference between medical and vision insurance so you can utilize your coverage to the fullest. Most people have major medical insurance, and some people carry additional vision insurance.

Medical Insurance
We accept most major medical insurances. Medical insurance covers medical eye exams or treatments that we provide. This includes a wide range of eye-related medical problems, such as:

  • Cataracts/cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye care
  • Dry eyes
  • Flashes/floaters
  • Foreign body removal
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Lid lesion/abnormality
  • Macular degeneration

Vision Insurance
Vision insurance covers wellness eye exams including routine eye checkups, refractions, and the cost of calculating and writing your prescription. A refraction is the measurement for an eyeglass’s prescription, and it is not covered under medical insurance.

Your plan may provide discounts or allowances towards eyeglass frames, lenses, or contacts. Vision insurance is usually chosen by an employer and prefers certain providers. Routine eye exams can care for astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. As part of this exam, your doctor also checks for many conditions and diseases.

We do not accept vision insurance, but this will allow you to use this benefit with a different provider to be measured or fitted for glasses or contacts.

 

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