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Dr. Robert J Olk has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Macular Degeneration
- Retina Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Disorders
- Vision Issues
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Dr. Olk did a laser procedure on my eye that was totally unnecessary, which I think is unethical. Also cut the capsule behind the lens during a vitrectomy, which will make my needed cataract surgery very challenging, maybe even necessitating an additional surgery. Did not talk to me after the surgery and he has never told me that he cut my eye in any of my subsequent visits to him. Wanted to do another vitrectomy on my other eye, which I have found out is not needed either.
WOW! If I could rate him higher than the stars they have I would. Dr. Olk has everything you want in a doctor - Genuine care and concern top on the list. His explanation of what was going to happen and why was definitely an A++!! (And I say this because what I heard him say in his recorder to send to the Clarkson Eyecare Doctor sounded like a different language to me.) You can tell he's a true professional in every sense of the experience we had yesterday. I would recommend him to anyone considering a doctor ... you'll just come to love him, he's that kind of a doctor.
I have been seeing Dr. Olk for many years and find him an excellent clinician. His expertise in his field is outstanding and he has good rapport with his patients. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The waiting time to get an appointment is certainly not unreasonable (3 weeks today for a non-emergent visit).
Dr. Olk is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
Graduated in 1975
Dr. Robert J Olk accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry KS PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsThe Retina Center, 11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102, Saint Louis, MO
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