To preserve and maintain the precious gift of eyesight is an awesome responsibility. In 1987, Charles J. Simon, OD, accepted that responsibility by launching a private optometric practice in Wilmington, DE. From the beginning, he put patients’ needs first.
"I always believed that if I treated everyone as being part of my family, I would do what was best for each of them,” says Dr. Simon.
Growth followed and today, Simon Eye Associates has become one of Delaware’s largest optometric practices with six offices, 16 doctors and about 70 employees. Guided by its motto, “Eye Care for Life,” Simon Eye Associates has built an outstanding reputation by adopting the latest technologies, emphasizing professionalism, and rigorously developing its personal relationships with patients.
“We constantly measure our service to patients,” says Dr. Simon. “We put a lot of time and effort into getting feedback, collecting comments and suggestions, and then promptly addressing any concerns.”
One doctor is regularly assigned to quality control, making sure everything is being done correctly on the technical side and improving procedures when necessary. Everything is made as easy for patients as possible, from convenient parking at each office to helpful staff assisting patients with insurance forms. All opticians and optometric assistants are certified at levels beyond the state requirements, and most doctors are residency-trained.
“We treat eye diseases and emergencies for patients of every age. We are the primary care doctors for the eye,” says Dr. Simon.
Providing Eye-Opening Technologies for Better Vision
Simon Eye Associates has always kept up with advances in technology that assist in the diagnosis and care of our patients’ vision and eye health. Simon Eye Associates employs the use of automated equipment with laser light to help establish prescriptions. Our visual field mapping helps screen and detect diseases of the eye and neurologic system.
Photography is used to take a picture of the inside of the eye, establishing a baseline for future exams so that changes are more easily detected. This fundus, or “retinal,” photography documents the progression—or nonprogression—of eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal vascular disease or diabetic retinopathy.