Michigan’s Only Home Care Eye Doctor
Meet Dr. Joel Zacks, the only home care eye doctor in Metro Detroit. Dr. Zacks has built his entire practice around homebound patients. By using state of the art, handheld equipment, Dr. Zacks can give a complete eye exam from the comfort of his patients’ home. Better eye care means better quality of living for elderly parents, senior citizens and homebound patients.
Whether you’re a home care professional, a caregiver, or just a friend of someone who has difficulty getting to the doctors contact Eye Travel today and help improve the quality of life of someone you care about. Dr. Zacks and his staff see patients all over Southeastern Michigan.
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The Story of a Home Care Eye Doctor
In 1994, Dr. Zacks saw his first homebound patient. The patient, who had come to his Howell-based office for 17 years, had recently suffered a stroke, and was no longer able to leave the house.
Recognizing the needs of seniors who couldn’t go to the office, Dr. Zacks began seeing patients in their home with increasing frequency. By the end of 1995, Dr. Zacks sold his Howell practice, and began Eye Travel, Michigan’s only dedicated home eye care practice.
Since 1995, Dr. Zacks and his growing staff has cared for over 10,000 home-bound residents, providing a level of eye care that was previously unavailable.
His patients include anyone who is unable to leave the home, be it because of age, weather, illness or any other reason.
Meet the Docs
Joel Zacks, M.D.
Joel Zacks, a graduate of West Virginia University Medical School, did his residency in ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University. He has been licensed in medicine since 1976 and board certified since 1979.
After 17 years in private practive in Howell, Michigan, Dr. Zacks created Eye Travel, a totally unique concept of complete eye examinations in the home for people who have difficulty getting out. To our knowledge, it is the only such practice in the USA.
Yaakov Zacks, O.D.
Yaakov Zacks attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked in community health centers and VA hospitals. He won the Excellence in Low Vision award for 2006 from Eschenbach International.
Dr. Zacks is DPA and TPA certified.