AAPECS Eye Care is a unique ophthalmology practice serving patients in Norfolk, VA, and surrounding areas. Our team is proud to serve the needs of patients requiring surgery or advanced eye care. Started in 1988, AAPECS was originally called the Cataract and Laser Center. We introduced some of the newest technology and newest surgical techniques to this area. In addition, we paved the way for a new model of patient care that has been adopted by many other successful practices both in Hampton Roads and around the country. Contact us to learn more about AAPECS Eye Care.
WE SPECIALIZE IN EYE SURGERY AND DISEASE OF THE EYE
We leave the routine eye examinations or examinations for glasses and/or contact lenses to optometrists or general ophthalmologists. At AAPECS Eye Care we offer the latest all-laser LASIK vision correction. In addition, we focus on treatment of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. By spending almost 100% of our time concentrating on eye disease and surgery we offer more advanced technology than many other general ophthalmology practices. For example, we were the first practice to offer in-office laser treatment for glaucoma and secondary cataracts. We were the first practice to offer in-office LASIK surgery. We were the first practice to offer refractive lens exchange. We were the first practice to perform in-office cataract surgery.
OTHER EYE CARE SPECIALISTS SEND US PATIENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL CARE
Being a referral center for other eye care professionals means that we do things differently than most other eye doctors. We leave 10 spots open every day for emergencies and/or new patient referrals. That means that when you call us, we can usually see you with 24 -48 hours. It means that there is usually minimal or no waiting in our waiting room. It also means that we are much more efficient at taking care of patients with serious problems or who require surgery. For our patients, this translates to getting THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AT A LOWER COST. For example, if other surgeons take 30 minutes to perform a cataract procedure and we can perform the exact same surgery in 5 minutes, the operating room costs and other overhead expenses are much, much less.
AAPECS EYE CARE THE PLACE FOR LASIK
This concept is especially true for our LASIK patients. Because we concentrate on surgery and eye diseases, our LASIK patients may have access to better equipment, more experience, and most importantly, A LOWER COST than many other laser centers. REMEMBER! We were the first with in-office LASIK. We were the first with custom-cornea LASIK. We were the first to use the radar-guided tracking laser. We were the first to use flying-spot laser technology. We were the first to perform all-laser custom cornea LASIK. Dr. Frenkel was the only surgeon in the country recognized by Summit Technology as their outstanding laser vision correction surgeon. We were second in the country to receive the centurion surgeon award and the first in the country to receive this award for 2 consecutive years. And! WE STILL OFFER THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AT A LOWER COST THAN MOST OTHER LASIK CENTERS!
Dr. Frenkel was born in Bridgeport Connecticut. He father was a prominent ophthalmologist in Connecticut and was on staff at Yale. Dr. Frenkel attended the University of Connecticut Medical School, did a flexible internship at St. John’s Merci Hospital in St. Louis and received his board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology after completing his ophthalmology residency at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.
Dr. Frenkel has a wife (Julie) and 6 children (Sarah, Andrew, Jordan, Lisa, Shannon and Haley). He and his family have engaged in many, many activities together. They have raised and trained horses, bred different purebred breeds of dogs and adopted and raised many other animals. Dr. Frenkel’s wife, Julie, is a firearms instructor. In his spare time, Dr. Frenkel does whatever his wife tells him to do. (Remember, she is a firearms instructor!)
AAPECS Eye care is a “tertiary eye care center”. Most of our patients come from other physicians because of our ability to treat complex disease and because of our reputation for eye surgery. We treat many, many eye diseases including cataracts glaucoma and macular degeneration. In addition we offer the latest technology in laser vision correction and specialty lens implantation for cataract surgery. We do NOT offer routine well-patient eye examinations and we do not sell glasses or contact lenses.
- DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
- MACULAR DEGENERATION
- DRY EYES
- OCULAR EMERGENCIES
- SECOND OPINIONS
Contact AAPECS Eye Care today and begin your journey toward clearer, sharper vision and healthier eyes today.