Construction Pic-400In our ongoing efforts to provide superior eye care, construction has started on a 4,500 square feet addition to the Delaware Eye Institute at our Rehoboth Beach location. The new addition will expand our clinical space to include more exam, diagnostic, reception and administrative rooms in order to meet our patient’s needs.

Ground breaking occurred in May, with the new addition extending off the back of the building. Construction will continue into the winter. Every effort is being made to keep any disruption to our patients to an absolute minimum during construction and we appreciate your patience as we expand.

As our area continues to grow, the Delaware Eye Institute is excited to bring the finest facilities and highest quality eye care to our patients, right in their own backyard.

Look for our grand opening in early 2017.

The Delaware Eye 2016 Cupola Award Winner Pic 2Institute proudly announces Nicole Althoff-Smith as the winner of the 12th annual Cupola Award. The Cupola Award is presented annually to a team member who best exemplifies traits that demonstrate a commitment to our patients, practice, and co-workers. Those traits include leadership, attitude, dependability, and a commitment to excellence.

David Robinson, M.D., Medical Director of the Delaware Eye Institute, stated, "Nicole is dedicated, hardworking, and knowledgeable, with a kind and compassionate approach to our patients. Her outstanding positive attitude makes her a shining example of our team approach to patient care." A peer award, the winner is selected by a secret ballot of the entire staff. Winners of the award receive a diamond pin
and inscribed crystal vase.

Ms. Althoff-Smith has been an employee of the Delaware Eye Institute since 2009 and works in our Rehoboth Beach location.

Low Vision Magnify resizedThe Delaware Eye Institute is proud to partner with the Lions Clubs International's Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (LOVRNET) which allows us to work closely with our low vision patients to address vision issues causing problems with the performance of activities of daily living.

"We are very excited to expand our services to provide a state of the art approach to low vision care. Previously, patients had to travel long distances to urban areas to receive this specialized service. Dr. Adam Schmidt was chosen to lead our low vision team because of his experience and compassionate way with patients. Dr. Schmidt has been treating patients in Delaware and Maryland for over 10 years and has been with the Delaware Eye Institute since 2013 where he also see patients for routine comprehensive eye examinations." adds David Robinson, Medical Director. This state of the art approach includes

Shopping PicThe new online store gives our patients an opportunity to purchase various vitamins and non-prescription eye drops, which have been extensively reviewed and recommended by our Doctors. Patients can also re- order contact lenses. All orders will be shipped directly to the home address with no additional shipping fees.


David Robinson, Medical Director of the Delaware Eye Institute, stated, “We are excited to provide this new service for our patients. We have worked hard to bring competitively priced products and to have the convenience of having your order shipped directly to your home. We believe our patients will appreciate having one central location to purchase many of their eye care needs.”


Take a moment to click on the Shop Our Store Online button, located at the top right hand corner of our website to see for yourself how easy shopping our new online store is.

Diabetic Eye Disease Projected To Increase Among U.S. Population Diabetic Patient

Disease will reach 11 million people by 2030

Today, diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States or over 9 percent of the population.  In addition, another 86 million American adults, more than one out of three individuals, have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes.  All people with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are at risk for diabetic eye diseases, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

"At the Delaware Eye Institute, our doctors see thousands of diabetic patients each year.  With three retinal specialists in our Retina Center, we are able to provide state of the art laser treatment and injection therapy for diabetic retinopathy," adds David Robinson, M.D., Medical Director of the Delaware Eye Institute.

cataractsWe are proud to be the first facility on Delmarva to feature the ORA System as a part of our cataract treatment technology at Delaware Eye Institute. This revolutionary system is the first of its kind to gather data from no-contact intraoperative wavefront aberrometry during cataract surgery. Using this information, our ORA System helps us select intraocular lenses, or IOLs, that match a patient’s precise needs regarding lens power, magnitude and axis of astigmatism, and aphakic and pseudophakic measurements.