Community Health Center of the North Country offers Eye Care and Optical services (including examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and eyeglass prescriptions) at our Canton and Watertown health centers for people ages 4 and up.

To schedule an appointment, please call our Canton office at (315) 386-8191 or our Watertown office at (315) 786-0983.

Our Canton health center accepts many forms of insurance for Eye Care services. Please visit the FAQS section or call ahead to see if we accept yours!
At this time, our Watertown health center only accepts Medicaid and Medicare, including managed plans.

If you are uninsured, please do not let that stop you from receiving eye care services. Call our Canton office at (315) 386-8191 or our Watertown office at (315) 786-0983 to see if you are eligible for our sliding fee scale, which can offer a discount for your visit.

Dr. Jonathan Ludlow

Dr. Jonathan Ludlow

Canton

Dr. Charles Dembowski

Dr. Charles Dembowski

Watertown

Kim Parker, Optician

Kim Parker, Optician

Watertown

Jennifer Side, Office Supervisor

Jennifer Side, Office Supervisor

Watertown


EYE CARE FAQS

What eye care services do you offer?

Both our Canton and Watertown health centers have Optometrists on staff who can examine, diagnose and treat many common eye diseases (including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and age-related degenerative diseases), perform regular eye exams, and provide pre and post-operative care for pathologies and trauma.
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Do you accept my insurance?

For a list of participating insurances, please click here. If you do not see your insurance listed or are uncertain that it is accepted, please call our health center orĀ check with your insurance provider.

Only Medicaid and Medicare (including managed plans) are accepted at our Watertown health center.
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What are your hours of operation?

Currently, Optometry exam hours at our Canton health center are Thursday's only from 8am to 4pm. Eyeglasses can be picked up Monday thru Wednesday, and again on Friday, from 8am to 4pm.

Our Watertown exam hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 4pm, and eyeglasses can be picked up Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm, but by appointment only.

Our Optician will be able to adjust and properly fit eyeglasses to your specific needs.
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What ages do you provide care for?

Both of our Canton and Watertown eye care providers see patients ages 4 and up.
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Can I get my eyeglass prescription filled?

Yes, we offer Optical services at both our Canton and Watertown health centers. Our licensed Opticians can help fit you for eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other vision-correcting devices.
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Do you offer same day appointments?

If you or someone in your care is experiencing an emergency, please call our Canton health center at (315) 386-8191 or our Watertown health center at (315) 786-0983. Our staff will do our best to make sure that you or the affected person will be seen by the Optometrist as soon as possible.
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Is now a safe time to receive eye care?

Yes, we follow all CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines extremely closely, including disinfecting procedures and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
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