Same Day Emergency Care at New Era Eye Care

Amanda recently called our office in Shavertown, Pennsylvania with an emergency retinal issue. At New Era Eye Care, we have a policy that any emergency notified during business hours will be seen that day, as soon as possible. Amanda experienced that policy first hand as Dr. O’Donnell saw her immediately, and very quickly, efficiently and […]

New Year, New Video: New Era!

  Dr. Brian O’Donnell and staff aren’t slowing down in the New Year! Closing out 2018 with a bang, we partnered with local marketing company Coal Creative to highlight our exceptional staff and the professional quality of care provided at the office in Shavertown. As all of our patients already know, the treatment, service and care at […]

Blurry Faces

Recently a wonderful, new patient came for an eye evaluation. This new patient was referred because of a growing complaint of “blurry faces”. Most of the family felt it was “cataract surgery time” for this new patient. While cataract development played a small role in the entering complaint, it was actually more related to macular degeneration.   More specifically, […]

20/20 & NOT THE YEAR :)

Our office is gearing up for a very cool 2020 promotional campaign.  In a conversation with a wonderful patient and professional associated with this campaign, he asked what the eye version of “20/20” meant.   This is a common question posed to eye care providers. As many people well know, 20/20 is often thought to mean […]

Keep the Cornea and Contact Lens Friends!

The picture shown is an emergency patient recently treated. The patient called with eye pain and discomfort, suffering from a corneal ulcer (note white spot that looks like it has a ‘v’ in it).  With great amount of effort through treatment and follow-up evaluations, the cornea eventually healed. There was a slight side effect that […]


Consider for a moment the difficulty you would have in reading this sentence if you had blurry or distorted vision.   Now imagine how hard it would be to learn if the information you needed to understand could not be seen or read easily. Recent studies have indicated that the need for spectacle correction (glasses or […]

Man My Eyes Itch!

Perhaps not those exact words, but the complaint of itching and burning eyes is quite abound this time of year.  Those symptoms, while not mutually exclusive, often indicate allergic conjunctivitis, and like many ophthalmic issues, something most certainly can be done about it! Symptoms for eye allergies are interesting in that they are often accompanied […]


A late blast from Mother Nature interrupted a mild winter and delayed our outdoor fun that Spring brings.  As a wonderful patient talked glowingly of “fly fishing” and “hiking”, clearly he was aware the wait is over and the fun can begin with your outdoor hobbies.  However, please don’t let your eyes or eyewear stop […]


The National Institute of Health (NIH), a phenomenal organization working to enhance lives and reduce illness and its associated effects, reported some very interesting ophthalmic data recently.  After reviewing many studies the NIH offers alarming news about potential increases in visual impairment or blindness by the year 2050. The 2015 National Health Interview Survey reports […]


Most likely you have read or seen a story about the need for better health.  Chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension, are increasing in diagnosis and treatment.  These increases can be linked to issues such as lack of exercise or to an aging population.  Whatever the cause, what is sure to come with those […]