Through the Lens: Getting to Know the Doctors of Park Ophthalmology

Beth Friedland (pictured right) was 15 years old when she observed an ophthalmologist surgically restore an artist’s sight. She knew then that she wanted to become an eye doctor.

“At that point I had witnessed the powerful change that could be accomplished in the lives of others through medicine and specifically ophthalmology, so I answered the call,” she says.

Dr. Friedland, who was raised in Miami, later earned her medical degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.  She completed fellowships in ocular immunology at Harvard University, and a National Eye Institute fellowship studying glaucoma medications at the University of Florida.

She was introduced to North Carolina during an internship at Duke University Medical Center. She later returned to the Triangle after completing her residency training in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

“The road was not always easy, but I have not wavered in my resolve to accomplish goals set, and to open more windows and help more people,” she comments.

Now, in addition to her practice, she teaches at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and consults on new drug clinical trials. Her work as a lecturer has taken her to China, Israel and Europe.

When not working or lecturing, she enjoys fly fishing, travel, skiing, and singing, particularly liturgical and folk music.

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For Dr. Daluvoy (pictured left), becoming an eye doctor is a lot like running a marathon.

Melissa Daluvoy would know. The multiple marathon runner not only received her medical degree (Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia), but earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy; she interned in medicine and pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where she also completed her residency training and served as Chief Resident.

She also completed an additional year of training, specializing in cornea and external disease at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Studying for a difficult field is similar to training for a marathon, she said, “It takes a lot of work to improve every day and sometimes it can be challenging. But if you keep going, the results can be worth the effort!”

Today, Dr. Daluvoy uses her energy and fortitude to specialize in cataract surgery and corneal transplants along with other complex procedures.

Daluvoy recently celebrated the birth of her son. She and her husband are dedicated to mission work and frequently offer their services on international missions. In her free time, she enjoys reading, skiing, golfing, and of course, running.

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This article about the doctors of Park Ophthalmology is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina in two convenient locations.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.

Locations:

Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829

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Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

Office Manager Jenny Whitman, e-mail: parkeyemd@gmail.com

Follow us https://twitter.com/ParkOphthNC

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Eye Care and the Difference Between Ophthalmology and Optometry

They’re both long words that start with the letter “O.” Both are eye doctors who can help keep your eyes healthy and correct your vision.

But when it comes to choosing your Triangle area eye care professional here in North Carolina, how do you know which one to choose?

First, let’s explain the difference. An Optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry, or an O.D. They provide these important services:

  • Provide exams, and can diagnose eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataracts. 
  • In some states, such as North Carolina, optometrists can also treat these eye diseases and provide basic surgical procedures.
  • Optometrists can also examine and provide sight correction through glasses and contacts.
  • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree plus four years of optometry education.

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists attend four years of medical school, complete an internship and spend three years in residency. They provide:

  • Eye exams, prescribe glasses, contacts and medication.
  • Learn medical and surgical treatment of all eye conditions and diseases.
  • Perform complex and delicate eye surgery.
  • May be involved in eye research.

If you have healthy eyes, the type of eye doctor you choose is a matter of personal preference.

Those with eye problems, such as glaucoma, cataracts and more serious conditions, should consult an eye doctor who is trained in monitoring and treating your condition. Only ophthalmologists can provide an entire range of treatments, including eye surgery.

In many cases, your optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist, based on your exam or medical condition. There are many fantastic optometrists in the RTP area, who provide support to our doctors at Park Ophthalmology.

Vision is important, and it’s vital for you to be proactive when choosing your eye doctor. Whether you choose an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, be sure to choose someone you can trust to take care of your precious sight. Our mission is to provide outstanding service to everyone in Raleigh, Durham, and the rest of the Triangle region.

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This article about the benefits of eye care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.

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Locations:

Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829

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Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

Office Manager Jenny Whitman, e-mail: parkeyemd@gmail.com

Follow us https://twitter.com/ParkOphthNC

Like us: https://www.facebook.com/ParkOphthalmology

Photo Credit: photo by imagerymajestic courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

5 Advantages of Park Ophthalmology

Searching for an eye doctor is never easy . Here in the Triangle and within North Carolina many of our new patients come to us by referral. It is coworkers, families, friends, and neighbors who suggest the very best. There are a lot of things to consider: in-network, location, and offered services are just a few. How can you see through all those questions?  As you search for the right practice, we offer a number of key advantages.

Here are five principal reasons to pick Park Ophthalmology, in both Durham and Raleigh NC when searching for eye care:

  • Philosophy – Early detection is the best defense against vision loss. The Park Ophthalmology philosophy of health care is geared toward the prevention and treatment of eye diseases, with education, counseling, and personalized service. No one likes the air puff in their eye. But we strive to make sure that and every other part of eye care is as comfortable and simple as possible.
  • Locations – Most people prefer to visit the eye doctor close to their home or their work. We are both; offering convenient locations in Research Triangle Park and North Raleigh.
  • Services – Got itchy eyes? Problems with your contacts? Our ophthalmology team handles a variety of surgical and medical treatments and checkups. Whether you need a basic eye exam or something more serious, such as glaucoma or laser eye surgery, our doctors can help.
  • Insurance – Insurance is confusing, but we can help you see right through it. We accept many forms of insurance and can guide you to make sure you get the best care and eye supplies.
  • Our TeamDr. Beth Friedland began this practice in 1984, based on hard work, integrity, and personalized service. She continues to stay current with new trends in eye care by conducting research and teaching at UNC Chapel Hill. Now, the team is expanding. Our new team member, Dr. Melissa Daluvoy, is also a board certified ophthalmologist and is cornea fellowship trained. She recently moved to the area from Washington, D.C. and is thrilled to support Dr. Friedland continue helping you see more clearly.

Nearly anyone can look at your eyes. Not everyone can see what we see: you as a patient and partner. Learn more about the advantages of picking Park Ophthalmology at http://www.brfeyecare.com/.

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This article about the benefits of eye care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.

Photo Credit: Park Ophthalmology

Locations:

Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829

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Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

Office Manager Jenny Whitman, e-mail: parkeyemd@gmail.com

Follow us https://twitter.com/ParkOphthNC

Like us: https://www.facebook.com/ParkOphthalmology