Algonquin Illinois Optometrist Provides House Call Eye Exams for Elderly and Infirm

238 views This article is copyright protected and is published in Business Opportunities » Business
Joined: Jun 27, 2016
490 articles
Dr. Bill Atkinson saw how some clients had real trouble coming into his office for eye exams so he now brings the eye exams to those who have trouble getting out to his Algonquin, IL, office.

ALGONQUIN, IL: There was a time when doctors made house calls. That time, of course, is over, right? Not so fast. Actually, there is one doctor who does make house calls – Dr. Bill Atkinson, O.D., of Algonquin-based Atkinson Eye Care. He and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Mihevc Atkinson, O.D., have provided eye care services to McHenry County area residents since 1994.

It wasn’t until 2012, however, that Dr. Atkinson began making house calls, though he came to providing the service indirectly.

“Probably 17 or 18 years ago, I gathered a lot of the (portable optometry) equipment and went down to Elgin to give eye exams to about 30 homeless people at a homeless shelter a friend of mine runs,” he said. “Now, my friend drives them up to my office.”

The portable equipment sat unused for a few years until his wife read about an eye doctor in Philadelphia who was making house calls to serve the elderly and those who have difficulty coming into the office. She suggested that Dr. Atkinson should make house calls, too. They both clearly recognized the need.

“We had elderly patients and patients who had difficulty with mobility,” he said. “It was a big ordeal for them to come into the office. They were just exhausted by the trip.”

He now provides the in-home optometry service for elderly and infirm patients within 50 minutes of his office – as far as Fox Lake and Hoffman Estates. He is able to provide full eye exams and let them know if they need glasses or adjustments to their existing glasses; or if they have signs of cataracts, macular degeneration or other eye disorders.

Many of his patients are in McHenry and Lakewood. Some are quite old.

“Within a week, I provided eye exams for one lady who is 103 and still lives on her own,” said Dr. Atkinson. “Then I did another eye exam for a woman who is 102.”

He said that the 103-year-old woman takes a lot of books out from the library. She reads a lot and has to use a large magnifying glass to read.

While he currently provides in-home eye exams for about four patients per month, he said he would like to increase that number.

“I’d like to designate a full day each week to in-home exams,” he said. “That would be fantastic, though I’d have to adjust my schedule.”

To learn more, visit Atkinson Eye Care at:
About author: Kathiresan

Richard Rostron
Rich Publicity


Other article from Business

Altia to Exhibit at Embedded World Trade Fair
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – January 24, 2017 – Altia will join hundreds of cutting-edge embedded technology companies and over 30,000 visitors from all over the world at Embedded World 2017 Exhibition coming to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on March ...
View by 95 people
Posted by Kathiresan in ,
Ez Free Bail Bonds is Available in Livingston
The first thing that needs to be done is you need to be processed by the local law enforcement agency before you can receive the services of a bail bondsman. EZ Free Bail Bonds announces their availability in Livingston area for providing bail bonds ...
View by 43 people
Posted by Kathiresan in ,
Maui’s Wedding And Family Portrait Photographers
Time spent with family and friends is always special. These memories ought to be captured perfectly so that when you look back at them after a decade, a smile crosses your lips along with a gush of memories. Maui photographers are perfect for capturing ...
View by 149 people
Posted by Vikram kumar in ,
Best Online Custom Dress Shirts – Options for Every Occasion
The best online custom dress shirts are not only limited to corporate executives, dark suits, as well as events requiring black tie tuxedos. Dress shirts can serve as a classy look that can fit for every occasion. One thing that you need to take into ...
View by 209 people
Posted by Kyle Crum in ,
Employ Skilled Organization Strategy Writers to Write Efficient Organization Plans
A lot of people locate writing a company strategy hard perform, which can be comprehensible as it's not one thing many people do extremely normally. Small business strategy writing solutions can present future companies with a competitive advantage. In ...
View by 116 people
Posted by Kyle Crum in ,