Dr. David Howard, ophthalmologist in Cincinnati Ohio, provides individual attention to your eye care and uses the most advanced technology in cataract surgery and ophthalmology. Contact Anderson Hills EyeCare & Optical today to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist.
7815 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
Mon - Wed: 8:30 - 5
Thur: 8:30 - 6
Fri - Sat: 8 - 12
415 Home Street
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
Fri Only: 8 - 3
If you have an emergency during regular hours, we will make every attempt to see you on the day that you call. After hours, we can be contacted simply by calling the office 513.388.4011. The answering service staff is trained to relay your questions promptly to Dr. Howard or any of our technician staff that is currently on call.
We value our patients and constantly strive to improve our services to you. If we fall short of your expectations, please let us know. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
We make every effort not to cancel appointments. Sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control we find it necessary to reschedule your appointment. We will attempt to reach you as soon as possible in the event of a cancellation. Please provide us with a phone number where you can be reached for emergencies.
We understand that it is occasionally necessary for you to cancel an appointment. We ask that you kindly give 24 hours notice when possible so we may offer the appointment to another patient.
In order to expedite the check in process, we have included a packet of registration forms that can be completed prior to your visit. We ask that you bring this packet on the day of your visit. If you are unable to complete the packet prior to your scheduled appointment, please arrive 15-20 minutes early to complete the forms. If you have difficulty reading or other vision problems, a staff member will be happy to assist you. You will also need to bring your current insurance card and a list of any medications that you are currently taking. Please visit our Services tab to download and print our online forms.
Fees and Insurance
We attempt to participate in as many insurance plans as possible and accept their payment guidelines. While we try our best to keep current with insurance developments, the ultimate responsibility for knowing the specifics of your particular policy must remain with you. Please review your policy and become familiar with all requirements regarding co-payments and referrals prior to your appointments. It will be necessary for us to make a copy of your current insurance card at the time of your appointment. Payment is expected at the time of service for non-covered services and co-payments. We accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Under special circumstances delayed payment arrangements can be made in advance by contacting our billing department at 513.388.4005. If you are not prepared to pay at the time of service and additional billing fee may be added. As always, we are happy to assist you with questions concerning insurance and billing.
David G. Howard, M.D.
Dr. Howard was born and still resides in Cincinnati with his wife. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then attended the University of Cincinnati Medical School and graduated with a Medical Degree in 1980. Dr. Howard entered a one-year internship at The Christ Hospital (1980-1981) followed by residency at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center (1981-1984). He entered private practice in 1984 and was Board Certified in Ophthalmology in 1988.
Dr. Howard’s professional affiliations include the Ohio State Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology and the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.
We provide complete eye care to patients of all ages, including vision screening examinations, diabetic eye evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, and cataract and laser surgery performed by Dr. David Howard, Board certified Ophthalmologist in Cincinnati. We have appointments available Monday through Saturday with evening hours on Thursday in our Anderson office and hours on Tuesday and Thursday in Georgetown office .
For patient convenience, we carry a complete line of eyeglasses, contact lenses and latest in coatings and specialty products in our Anderson office. Our experienced, licensed opticians can assists you with contact lens fittings or selection of eyeglasses or products that best suit your lifestyle needs. All products carry a one-year warranty. Coupon available (click here)
Both our technical and optical staff, are continually trained on the latest advances and technology in eye care and they are eager to assist you.
Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.
Why is my personal background important?
In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.
Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better, one or two?”
While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils?
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.