When I was 21 years old I attempted to wear contact lenses. I was not able to wear them and was referred to Dr. David Peltan, an optomitrist by family members. Dr Peltan determined I had double vision both vertically and horizontally. Although Dr. Peltan was never able to diagnose my problem he did treat my symptoms by prescribing glasses with prisim to correct my vision. At the age of 59, I was diagnosed with Duane Syndrome TYPE II by an opthomoIogist and the DX confirmed by a neurological opthomologist. I was unable to replace my last glasses made in 2003 with glasses that improved my vision. That was when I found out not all LABS are equal. After several bad experiences trying to get glasses that would improve my vision (distance & reading) The Eye Institue was recommended to me. The intern gave me the most thorough eye exam I have ever had. Because Type II Duane Syndrome is a rare condition, One on the staff DR. repeated the exam to make sure the RX was correct (the Dr. had not seen this condition previously) I recieved the correct RX for new glasses. The prisim now required to correct my vision exceeds what is possible to make. i was told they could correct my vision but the prisims could no longer be changed. I was fine because I had always turned my head to correct my vertical & horizontal vision even when my glasses were new. The intern spoke to the Optomitrist at the retail eye glass store to make sure he was aware of the issues and the assurance that if the glasses were not correct to contact the intern or the Dr. MY NEW GLASSES ARE GREAT. I KNEW MY VISION HAD GOTTEN WORSE DURING THE EIGHT YEARS SINCE MY LAST GLASSES HAD BEEN MADE, BUT I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE IMPROVEMENT IN MY VISION IN MY DISTANCE GLASSES AND SEPERATE READING GLASSES. I WOULD GIVE TEN STARS IF I COULD.
I had my very first appointment with Dr Filippo today and I left with so much more information than I received from any other eye doctor Ive been to. From first stepping into the office and being greeted by the wonderful girls of the office, to having an excellent chat with Brenda in the exam room, and even a few laughs with another woman while I was picking out my frames. Dr Filippo was so polite and professional the whole time and had so many different things to tell me about my eyes, that I never heard before. its amazing how much you can miss out on, but nothing was missed at this office. I felt so comfortable and accommodated the entire time i was there and I look forward to picking up my frames to say hi to everyone again! I highly recommend this office and Dr Filippo to anyone and EVERYONE!!!
I use to be a patient at the other location on 2nd&Girard, but ever since they opened up a second location near Temple University, I have moved to this one! It was just more of a convenience for me to go to this location since I live closer to Temple University. Like the other location, the staff and doctors are very welcoming and helpful! I'm glad they expanded because more eye places need to be like them! I def recommend this place to anyone new or may have trouble picking out glasses. The staff knows exactly what they are doing, I feel like they have my best interest.