Ophthalmology FAQ

At Steck Eye Care in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, we want to make sure you get a proper introduction to us. Here are answers to some of the leading questions we hear about our practice, our specialty and what you can expect in the delivery of eye and vision care.

Ophthalmology FAQs

How Is an Ophthalmologist Different from an Optometrist?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in vision and eye care. This specialist can perform vision exams and prescribe glasses or contacts, diagnose and treat diseases of the eye, prescribe meds and even perform eye surgery.

 An optometrist is also a doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. He or she can also give eye exams and prescribe glasses or lenses and treat such vision concerns as nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, optometrists can’t provide advanced care for eye and vision diseases or perform surgery.

Who Are the Ophthalmologists at Steck Eye Care?

Steck Eye Care offers two ophthalmology doctors: Maria M. Steck O.D. and Michael A. Steck O.D. Both have years of experience and a passion and commitment to exceptional patient service. They offer the latest technologies in their field, a wealth of knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Can I Get an Eyeglass or Contact Lens Prescription and Buy Frames?

Absolutely. Your Steck Eye Care ophthalmologist can prescribe glasses or lenses, even for hard-to-fit eyes. We’ll also help you select from a wide selection of Lens Crafter eyeglass and sunglass frames in all styles to match your face, personality, and budget.

Other Services Offered by Steck Eye Care

We provide an extensive range of ophthalmology services. This includes eye and vision exams, contact lenses, eyeglass and sunglass frames, vision therapy, LASIK eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and conditions. You can trust Steck Eye Care for all of your vision and eye needs.

Does Steck Eye Care Accept Insurance?

We certainly do. We’ll explain all of our payment options, including your vision insurance, during your first visit. Tell us your coverage and we’ll be able to detail whether or how much of your treatment will be covered by your insurer. Learn more on this important topic by visiting our Insurance and Payments page.   

How Can I Schedule an Appointment?

We welcome new patients to our Wauwatosa clinic and make it as easy as possible to connect. To make an appointment, simply call us at (414) 628-4235. Or visit our New Patient Page and register online. We look forward to meeting you for the first time and fulfilling your eye and vision needs.  


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