Chestnut Hill Office Reopens after Renovation

TEI_ChestnutHill_Renovation-May2019-(1).jpgThe Eye Institute (TEI) at Chestnut Hill recently completed renovations and equipment upgrades, which has allowed for better patient care. Phase one of the renovations included the installation of automated ophthalmic testing devices in five of the exam rooms. The new digital refractive technology, auto phoropters, will not only save time but will also make comparing old and new prescriptions easier.  The new equipment will help better serve the patients and community of Chestnut Hill as well as benefit students of Salus University Pennsylvania’s College of Optometry (PCO) who rotate through the clinical site and see patients.
The second phase involved physical renovations designed to provide state of the art facilities which are more patient friendly. Changes included the relocation and expansion of the reception area to improve patient accessibility and flow; the addition of an examination room to increase the number of patients able to be seen; the addition of a designated contact lens room for storage and fitting and the reconfiguration of the diagnostic testing area. The clinic was closed for two weeks for these renovations, but re-opened for patient care on Tuesday, May 28.

Other changes included new signage and additional staff to include an Ophthalmic Technician.  These changes will help with increased patient visits and a more efficient patient flow which will also decrease patient appointment times.
“The new technology and renovations will allow PCO students to see more patients with state of the art equipment in a modern setting much like those in private practice settings” said Dr. Carlo Pelino, Chestnut Hill chief. “It will also benefit the patients with increased appointment availability and decreased exam time.”
To schedule an appointment at The Eye Institute at Chestnut Hill, call 215.276.6111.