LEBANON, Ind. – The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Witham Health Services celebrates grand opening in Lebanon
Witham Health Services is opening an eye clinic at its North Pavilion facility on the main campus, 2705 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. At the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Witham, IU School of Medicine faculty physicians and optometrists will provide complete ophthalmological and optometric services in one location, offering convenience to local residents.
“The faculty of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine bring their expertise and state-of-the-art care to our community,” said Raymond Ingham, CEO and President of Witham Health Services. “It’s important for our patients to receive care close to home, and this service will be a significant benefit to our patients.”
The clinic, located on the second floor of the North Pavilion, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daniel Spitzberg, clinical associate professor of ophthalmology and a comprehensive ophthalmologist will be in the clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays; while Melanie Pickett, O.D., assistant professor of optometry and an optometrist, will be in the clinic on Wednesdays.
Dr. Pickett and Dr. Spitzberg will attend the community open house and will be available to answer questions.
“We hope to provide comprehensive eye care services at Witham Health as the clinic grows,” said Louis B. Cantor, chairman of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Glick Eye Institute.
Dr. Spitzberg has had a long affiliation with the Department of Ophthalmology, having completed his residency and fellowship at IU School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Spitzberg returned to IU several years ago to teach and provide comprehensive ophthalmology to patients with a variety of vision disorders. He specializes in cataract surgery, returning vision to patients who have lost sight.
Dr. Pickett has 14 years of experience with the department, running the family optometry practice at the department’s Spring Mill Glick Eye Institute on the north side of Indianapolis. She specializes in contact lenses. She also sees children and adults of all ages, offering full service optometry care. An optical shop also will be offered at the Witham Hospital location. An optician and a receptionist will be in the clinic each day.
“As our population ages, it’s crucial that we provide services that are important to our residents,” said Ingham. “Certainly, treating age-released vision conditions is beneficial in a setting close to home.”
Baseline eye exams at age 40 are recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology because many vision problems begin in middle age. Additionally, eye exams are important for school children having trouble seeing the blackboard or reading. All of these services will be available for patients at Witham Health Services. Cataract surgery, one of the most popular outpatient surgeries, also will be available with Dr. Spitzberg.
“We know it’s important for patients to be able to see a physician in a setting that is close to home and familiar to them. We also know that additional ophthalmology and optometry services are needed in this area and we are pleased to send two of our highly regarded faculty members to Lebanon to provide quality patient care,” added Dr. Cantor.
To arrange an appointment or learn more about our services, call 765-485-2020.