Routine, Medical, & Surgical Eye Care

Procedures and Services

Comprehensive Eye Exam

A complete eye examination does more than determine how clearly you see and which lens prescription, if necessary, will give you the best possible vision. Your Ophthalmologist will also evaluate the health and function of your entire eye.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This is a non-contact retinal scanning device used to study the anatomy of the retina and optic nerve, and takes a few minutes.

Digital photography

Digital photography is performed to help evaluate and document retinal disease, and the optic nerve appearance in glaucoma. A technician will photograph your retina using a digital camera system. The test takes just a few minutes.

Visual Field Testing

This is a test for measuring peripheral field and central vision, useful in assessing glaucoma, vision loss related to stroke, and for evaluating other optic nerve and retinal vascular disease. It does not require pupil dilation and takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Laser Surgery

In office YAG and Green laser surgery for treatment of disorders including narrow angles, secondary membrane following cataract surgery, and retinal tears.

Electronic medical records

Used exclusively since 2005. Information legible and readily available whenever needed.


As of 2021, Dr. Hoyt and Dr. Kaplinsky are no longer doing catararct surgery; however, cataract surgery continues to be available at Penobscot Bay Medical Center and other local hospitals. Doctors at these facilities use the Alcon Centurion phacoemulsifier for cataract surgery, the number one device used for cataract surgery worldwide.

As of March 29, 2023, Howard Hoyt, M.D. retired
and our practice is closed