Fox Chase Family Eye Care

7834 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19111
Phone: (215) 745-0993
Fax: (215) 745-2168
Fox Chase Family Eye Care

Externship Supervisor
Lance B. Dunoff, OD

Program Description
Fox Chase Family Eye Care is a primary eye care practice with a strong specialty in anterior segment disease, cornea and contact lenses.  Our practice encompasses all areas of Optometry, refractive issues, glaucoma, diabetes, anterior segment pathologies and surgical co-management. Patients range in age from 4 months to 100+ years.

Contact lenses (cosmetic and medical applications) are a large specialty of our practice with a general usage split of 75% soft and 25% GP. Vision Shaping Therapy, keratoconus (RGP as well as the new NovaKone soft lens), post-surgical fitting as well as multifocal and myopia control contact lens applications will be seen regularly.

The extern will also work with our expert staff of opticians, optometric technicians, insurance coordinator, and office manager to improve their understanding of office flow, patient communication, billing/coding and utilizing staff to bring out their best abilities.

A minimum of 1 hour per week will be devoted to various practice management topics.  These discussions will involve various members of the office staff, in addition to the doctors.  The goal of this portion of the externship is to give the extern an opportunity to see a private practice in action and begin to understand the skills involved in building a successful specialty-oriented practice.

Our goal is to give our extern full exposure to the possibilities afforded to them in private practice Optometry.

Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm