Why Horizon Eye Care?
In today’s fast-changing healthcare world, it’s fair to ask: Why Horizon Eye Care?
Here are five reasons:
- Your eyesight isn’t just part of our focus. It’s literally all we do. Our singular focus on eyes enables us to put all of our skills into understanding your eye health and providing you a complete solution.
- In a complex healthcare environment, many want a single point of contact – one with a full range of services for your entire family and the convenience of multiple locations.
- Because you depend on sight more than any other sense, you want the most talented people to take care of it. Many of our physicians have achieved national reputations for their work on eye disorders.
- There’s no small problem when it comes to your eyes. You deserve prompt, one-on-one attention from physicians and staff who have vast experience – and who care.
- The medical landscape changes constantly. You need someone who knows the latest treatments, technology and techniques; someone who can help your family make intelligent decisions about routine or complex procedures.
In greater Charlotte, Horizon Eye Care delivers on all five of these promises for thousands of our patients. Their eyes are of vital importance to us. Each of them counts on us – a responsibility we take very seriously.
That’s why we’re always thinking vision.
|2015||Horizon's Dr. Gerald Rosen performs the first Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty surgery in the Charlotte region.|
In DMEK -- the most advanced corneal transplant technique for patients with Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy -- only the abnormal inner layer of the cornea is replaced, and all normal corneal tissue is preserved.
|Charlotte magazine names two Horizon Eye Care physicians "Top Docs" in a poll of their peers: Dr. Frederick H.D. Weidman, II (5th time since 2010) and Dr. Joseph H. Krug, Jr. (3rd time since 2010).|
|2013||Horizon named ‘Best Eye Care Group’ in the inaugural edition of Readers’ Choice Best of Charlotte, a special feature publication of The Charlotte Observer|
|2012||Horizon Eye Care cataract surgeons become the first in the Charlotte region to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery with the LenSx femtosecond laser.|
|2011||Horizon becomes the first practice to perform Canaloplasty surgery in the Charlotte region.|
This minimally invasive procedure lowers pressure for glaucoma patients by enlarging the eye’s natural drainage system.
|2010||Dr. Joseph Biber performs the first artificial corneal transplant at Novant Health in Charlotte when he implants the Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis.|
|2009||Sightpath Medical names Horizon Eye Care as a Top 25 Practice in the U.S. for continued surgical excellence, exceptional patient care, and demonstrating surgical expertise through a high volume of refractive surgeries, such as LASIK.|
|1997||Horizon Eye Care is formed by a merger with Charlotte Eye Associates and Gaskin Eye Clinic|
|1985||The doctors at what will become Horizon Eye Care are the first in Charlotte to begin performing corneal refractive surgery.|
In what is now a widely accepted procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct many cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
|Stratton, Wilkerson and Pressly, formed by Dave Stratton, Randy Wilkerson and Jim Pressly, becomes Charlotte Eye Associates.|
|1956||Gaskin Eye Clinic formed by Reed Gaskin.|
|1947||Dave Stratton began his practice in ophthalmology in Charlotte.|