The new Eye and Ear Institute building is also home to the Center for Women’s Health, a hand center, the Division of Plastic Surgery and an outpatient surgery center.
Just a few of the services available at the new Eye and Ear Institute:
- Comprehensive eye care
- Glaucoma treatment
- Optometry/contact lenses
- Refractive surgery/LASIK
- Diagnostic hearing and hearing aid fitting
- Balance and dizziness testing
- Sinus disorders
- Allergy testing and therapy
- Voice therapy
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The new Eye and Ear Institute brings The Ohio State University Medical Center departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery together in one building—providing convenience and enhanced care for residents of central Ohio. The new facility, located at 915 Olentangy River Road, is a freestanding building with its own free parking.
But the new facility, which will also include the Center for Women’s Health, plastic surgery, an outpatient surgery center and a hand center, provides far more than patient convenience. By joining these related medical disciplines in one place, the Eye and Ear Institute makes patient care more efficient. It allows medical records to be centralized and immediately available to physicians, and makes new technology easily accessible. In many cases, patients will receive office examinations, diagnostic testing and even outpatient surgery in a single location or even during a single visit.
Do you have trouble hearing? The Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology Division, will offer free hearing screenings October 27 at the Eye and Ear Institute from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will also offer hearing screenings October 28 at our Dublin location at 565 Metro Place South, Fourth Floor. The screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis by the audiologists. If you would prefer to schedule a full hearing evaluation, you may do so by calling (614) 293-5123.
“The Eye and Ear Institute offers leading treatments and diagnoses for both common and rare eye and ear disorders,” says Thomas Mauger, MD, chair of Ohio State’s Department of Ophthalmology. Beyond that, it exemplifies the combination of patient care, research and education that characterizes Ohio State’s Medical Center. “We have a very active educational program that benefits patients,” Dr. Mauger continues. Those who visit the new Institute will have not only access to the most up-to-date medical technology, but may also have an opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new treatments—a benefit that is not generally available in private practices.
“The focus here at Ohio State,” comments Brad Welling, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, “is individualized health care for the best possible treatment outcome for each patient. The focus of our research and our education is to bring the highest quality care to the patient.”
Dr. Mauger notes that, “the Institute represents the first time the Ophthalmology department has been able to put everything under one roof, all our different subspecialties, our research and our educational initiatives. It truly is a unique environment.”