(Bel Air, MD – November 4, 2016) – Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics, founded by Ophthalmologist, Lisa K. Feulner M.D., Ph.D., celebrated its 13th anniversary on November 4, 2016. Dr. Feulner and the entire Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics team are dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of comprehensive eye care in a professional, compassionate, and caring manner.
A History of Growth
In 2003, when Advanced Eye Care opened its doors to patients, it was situated in a small office on Laurel Bush Road and employed only one staff member. Leslie Maynard, who began her career in eye care in 1995 as an Optometric Technician, has been a team member for all thirteen years of operation, and now serves as the Practice Administrator.
By 2004, Dr. Feulner had added an aesthetic component to her practice, offering Obagi Skin Health Care, Botox, and dermal fillers. Dr. Feulner’s aesthetics practice has continued to flourish, adding Refirme Laser treatments for wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation and skin tightening in 2009. Jackie Montgomery, RN, joined the aesthetics practice part-time in 2013. CoolSculpting, the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment, was added to the practice in 2015. A second part-time aesthetics provider, Carole Hawkins, RN, was also added in 2015, as the aesthetic division of Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics continued to grow.
In November 2006, Dr. Feulner moved to the current location at 2227 Old Emmorton Road in Bel Air, MD. Certified Opticians, Kathy Clark and Carole Gibson have been with Advanced Eye Care since the relocation to the current office in 2006. As optical experts, they are trained to supply, prepare and dispense both eye glasses and contacts. “An optician is an integral part of the vision care experience of our patients,” stated Optical Manager and veteran team member Kathy Clark. “We adhere to exacting standards in order to enhance your vision.”
In 2015, Dr. Jason Sober (formerly of Pearle Vision in Harford Mall) became a team member of Advanced Eye Care. Dr. Sober, a 1997 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry, graduated in the top 15% of his class. He holds two bachelor’s degrees (Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Visual Sciences) as well as a Doctorate of Optometry. A seasoned optometrist, he has been in private and commercial practice since 1997.
In July of 2016, Dr. Whitney McConkey, a medically trained Optometrist, who specializes in ocular disease joined the Advanced Eye Care team. She is a Bel Air native and graduate of C. Milton Wright High School. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics. She graduated in 2015 from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, where she received academic high honors and clinical honors in primary care and low vision and an Advanced Studies degree in Retina. Her areas of interest include glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular surface disease, low vision, and fitting contact lenses.
As the eye care practice expanded, so has the aesthetic division of Dr. Feulner’s practice. With the successful implementation of CoolSculpting® fat removal system in 2015, Advanced Aesthetics was in need of a Manager, and a full time seasoned aesthetics provider to add to its existing team of experienced and skilled providers. In April of 2016, Isabelle Cameron joined the Advanced Eye Care team as the Aesthetics’ Manager, launching Advanced Aesthetics & Med Spa. “I am so honored to be part of an amazing team, and could have never imagined how rewarding it would be to see the beautiful natural looking transformations. I am literally amazed at the results provided by our skilled Aesthetic team,” stated Cameron. “Before working here I just thought many women had great genetics, little did I know they were keeping a secret.” In June of 2016 Donna Cook, RN came aboard as a full-time provider joining the existing part-time aesthetic providers to deliver a variety of services to Harford and surrounding counties.
In the spring of 2016, Dr. Lisa Feulner was the only Ophthalmologist in the Harford – Cecil County area to be named by Ocular Surgery News to Premier Surgeon 300, innovators in refractive cataract surgery. Surgeons selected for this honor work to educate their colleagues, innovate by developing novel technologies and techniques to advance the premium lens practice, or perform a high volume of premium refractive cataract surgery.
In the fall of 2016, Advanced Eye Care became certified as a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, the only one in Harford County. As a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, Advanced Eye Care stays at the forefront of research and technology for the management of dry eye disease. The eye doctors pursue continued training and education so that they can offer the best patient care possible. Treatment is customized and often multi-faceted, incorporating various clinical therapies as well as at-home care. “We have the best tools at our disposal for diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease,” stated Dr. Lisa K. Feulner. “We understand when, how, and in what combination to use the various tools we have for the treatment of dry eye and other diseases.”
Exciting News for 2017
After ten years in the current location, Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics has outgrown its current office. By March of 2017, Advanced Eye Care and Advanced Aesthetics & Med Spa will be in their new offices located in the Plumtree Professional Center at 104 Plumtree Road in Bel Air, MD (located next to Advanced Radiology). Situated between RT 24 and RT 924 on Plumtree Rd, access to the office and parking will be much easier for patients. The office space will double to just over 8,400 square feet of space. “We are growing to meet the needs of our patients,” stated Dr. Feulner. “The design of the new office is geared toward efficiency and improving the patient experience while providing state-of-the-art eye care.” You’ll love what you see at Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics.
You’ll Love What You See
At Advanced Eye Care, we consistently strive to deliver in-depth personalized eye care for our patients. We believe in providing the most up-to-date, technologically advanced comprehensive medical and surgical eye care possible. We believe that every person who steps foot in our offices, should be treated as a close friend or family member, and should always leave our offices feeling cared for and appreciated.