Eye Specialists of Delaware to open in Milford

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Artist rendering of the new location for Eye Specialists of Delaware in Milford

The former Happy Harry’s location on Dupont Boulevard in Milford is undergoing renovations and will be the future home of the Eye Specialists of Delaware. According to Dr. Ryan Halpern, the eye specialists will use a portion of the building while the other portion will be leased to a hospital system offering primary care.

“We had Halpern Eye Associates which became MyEyeDoctor,” Halpern said. “After leaving them about a year ago, we realized that there was a need for an eye surgical center in Milford. We will offer medical eye examinations as well as treatments for cataracts, LASIK and glaucoma. We will not offer optical services.”

According to Sharon Fields, Practice Administrator, Eye Specialists of Delaware will have Dr. David Creech, an ophthalmologist, as well as Dr. Ryan and Dr. Joel Halpern, both optometrists, on staff. Dr. Creech will handle surgeries and medical eye care while both Dr. Halpern’s will offer primary eye care, including treatment for medical conditions related to the eye. Surgeries will not be performed at the Milford location.

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Eye Specialists of Delaware plan to open a new Milford location in early November

Dr. Creech graduated from Saint Joseph’s University and received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Crozier Chester Medical Center and his residency in Ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine where he was chosen as Chief Resident. He also completed a fellowship in advanced cataract and refractive surgery under Dr. Herbert Nevyas and Anita Nevyas-Wallace at Nevyas Eye Associates in Philadelphia.

Dr. S. Ryan Halpern obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an ocular disease rotation with the Katzen Eye Group in Towson and Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. He completed a second private practice rotation specializing in contact lenses for corneal disease at the Dorfzaun Eye Group in Atlanta. He is currently the President of Eye Specialists of Delaware.

Dr. I. Joel Halpern graduated from Southern College of Optometry and has been in practice for more than 47 years.

The Milford location will join offices in Dover, Millville and Seaford when it opens next month. The practice is taking new patients at the Milford office which is located at 703 North Dupont Boulevard. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 302-499-4449.

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