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Old 03-21-2011, 09:16 PM
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I have a question about eye clinics in T.V. Last year I went to Ocala Eye and while they seemed very thorough, I wasn't impressed in how each visit took up half a day (literally). I never had that "up north", so I'm thinking they triple book and are way too busy!!

Now, next time we can make a new selection of our Part D in Medicare I'm thinking about Preferred Care Physicians. They seem to have really great coverages BUT you have to choose doctors "in network". Can anyone give some thoughts about Lange Eye Clinic?? I went online and tried to get a feel for it but really couldn't. They have an impressive website BUT want to know about their care etc.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:32 PM
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I just used Lake Eye Assoc. last week and absolutely loved them! I called in the morning because I thought I might have Iritis (something I have had in the past). They got me right in that afternoon. Everyone from staff to Dr.'s were wonderful. I would highly recommend
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:35 PM
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http://www.lakeeye.com/index.php?page=home

BTW.....I had Dr. Mark Vocci
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When I went to "Peepers" for a medical problem with my eyes, they referred me to "EYES at The Villages" because they have a very good opthamologist there (Dr. Zeini). They have two locations: one in La Plaza Grande, and another in Spanish Trace. I was very pleased with their service, promptness for appointments (no waiting), and front desk staff, too.

Although Peepers has only optometrists, I will be using them for my eyeglass prescription.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:13 AM
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I really want to KNOW about Lange...not Lake or Peepers or any others as PCP is the carrier that this clinic is preferred for. I appreciate the info on the others and might consider them but I'm thinking about taking PCP as my Part D next year.
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I was not pleased with LANG, but your mileage may vary ... I came in with a condition diagnosed up north and saw one doctor who ran a bunch of tests (same ones I had already done), referred me to a second doctor who ran a bunch of tests with negative results, who referred me back to the first doctor who referred me to another of their doctors who was in only once a month ... I gave up
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Default Only one comment so far...looking for more!

O.k. one comment so far on Lange Eye. I'd love to hear MORE testimonies from folks here. One negative wouldn't necessarily cause me to pause (but it might say "maybe" a red flag here).

I'm trying to weigh my options! I'd stay with Ocala Eye...and even more so if they pick up Preferred Care Professionals or whatever it's called. I know more providers are, here in T.V., because they're losing patients.
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I also was not pleased with Lange Eye. I have prisms in my prescriptions and had tried several Drs. here. I have a very difficult and "busy" preseciption. Someone suggested Lange Eye. I ask for an appt with their best Dr. for prisms. After 3 incorrect prescriptions, I finally got my money back and went to Ocala Eye. The Dr. there fitted me really well. However, that Dr. at Ocala Eye has since left the practice and I will be out of luck again for the next time.
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I have been pleased with the care I received at Ocala Eye. I always ask for a morning appt., and rarely wait longer than 5 or 10 minutes. I believe they have different doctors who specialize in different things, so if you have a particular problem, you will be assigned to the doctor that is most qualified to handle that. I see Dr. Jodie Armstrong for dry eyes, and think she's great.
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I think for now.I'll stick with Ocala Eye. Was satisfied with the care...just didn't know if I should leave because of wanting to change the insurance. I'll ask them if they're going to pick up Preferred Care Partners!
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Default At Lang my wife and I both see Dr. Pieshke.

He is as good or better than most I have ever been to during my life and I was born with glasses on!!!

He spotted things in my eyes that were missed by previous doctors. And their specialists referrals are outstanding as well.

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He is as good or better than most I have ever been to during my life and I was born with glasses on!!!

He spotted things in my eyes that were missed by previous doctors. And their specialists referrals are outstanding as well.

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Is he an ophthamologist??? That's all I've ever gone too and I'm being monitored for glaucoma and also have a cataract in it's early stages. Want THE BEST of care!!!
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Default I honestly do not know if he is an opthamologist

or an optometrist. He does monitor us for glaucoma as well as cataract identification and monitoring. For cataract surgery he does refer to a cataract specialist.
Now I will have to call in the morning to see which he is.

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Default Dr. Glenn Pieschke optometric physician

From the Lange Eye Care website:

http://www.langeeyecare.com/langeanda.htm

Dr. Glenn Pieschke
An optometric physician, Dr. Pieschke spent 17 years practicing at the largest tri-ophthalmic practice in the country - Eye Centers of Florida, located in South Florida. He's now proud to be part of the team at Lange Eye Care, where he specializes in contact lenses, ocular diseases, sports vision and surgical co-management.

"I enjoy interacting with patients on a daily basis." he said. "Helping them achieve better vision is why I enjoy my career. The first thing you do when you wake up is open your eyes and before you go to bed you close them. Everything in between is vision."

Dr. Pieschke has served in the Air Force Reserves for 16 years and is now a major. He is currently chief of eye services at Patrick Air Force Base. This military background is beneficial because many of his patients are veterans who reside in the Villages. " We form a natural bond," he said.
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Default Thanx for the follow up

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