About Our Practice
Vision Center provides patient care that transcends purely medical
or surgical aspects of retinal disease.
It is our philosophy that every patient receive the finest in personalized treatment through a professional,
courteous and state-of-the-art environment designed to meet their needs.
We accept all major insurance coverage as well as Medicare. For those
individuals without insurance coverage, we will make accomodations based on individual financial need.
Our staff is committed to excellence
in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Our office is equipped with specialized instrumentation
such as laser, fluorescein camera, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ultrasound, and intraocular gases to provide full service,
comprehensive retina care.
an ophthalmologist with advanced specialization and more than 20 years experience, Dr. Bonachea is uniquely trained to treat
all types of retinal pathology such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears, retinal detachments, hiv-related
retinopathy, macular holes and macular wrinkles (membranes), ocular trauma, and retinal vascular diseases.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Our objectives are to provide you with excellence in eye care and a positive
experience in our office. In order to make your visit as pleasant and efficient as possible, the following information will
help you prepare for your appointment.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
� Your medical history information, including your list of medications and allergies to any
(to wear after your dilated exam)
� A companion (to drive you after your dilated exam)
Regarding Your Exam
A comprehensive retinal eye examination is needed to make a diagnosis and to formulate the best
treatment plan. Drops are placed in the eyes to dilate (open) the pupils. This enables Dr. Bonachea to perform a detailed
exam of the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels in the back of the eye. When your pupils are dilated you can expect blurring
of your vision and light sensitivity for several hours after your visit. Therefore we recommend you bring sunglasses
and a driver.
initial retinal examination may take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on what testing and/or treament may be required.
Please allow ample time for your retinal consultation so that we may provide you with the best personalized care.
In Case of Emergency
Patients of the Retina Vision Center
may call (603) 836-5541 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if experiencing a medical eye emergency. During non-office
hours, a recorded message provides direction for reaching Dr. Bonachea (or the on-call covering retina specialist).