The goal of Maine Coast Eye Care is to provide individual eye care both medical and surgical. My staff and I take the time to listen to your problems and concerns and see that they are addressed and explained.


My evaluation for vision problems often includes a refraction to determine which eye glasses lenses may be helpful. Most cataracts do not require surgery. If cataracts are interfering with your vision cataract removal may be helpful and an intraocular lens might be advisable. Measurements for the proper intraocular lens ( IOL ) are made with the Zeiss IOL Master and or an axial length A-scan. Suspected retinal problems can be evaluated with photography, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus contact lenses, or optical coherence tomography (OCT). Some retinal tears or hemorrhages can be treated with diode solid state green laser in our laser room. Glaucoma evaluations may include pachymetry, automated visual fields, OCT, intraocular pressure and optic nerve examination and photography. TheNd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser may be used to treat glaucoma and other eye conditions in the office.
Your medication prescriptions can be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
Cataract surgery can be performed  as an outpatient requiring only a few hours in the hospital with modern phacoemulsification equipment. Minor surgery is done in the office.
About Dr. Dreher
Dr. Robert J. Dreher is a medical doctor who specializes in the surgical and medical care of the eyes and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, i.e. a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Dreher is a summa cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College and received his medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  His residency training began at Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was completed at the U.S.Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Dreher is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and also Colonel, Army of the United States, Retired. He is a member of the Maine Eye Physicians and Surgeons, a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, a Life Member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and a member of the Society of Military Ophthalmologists. He is a member of the medical advisory board on driver licensing  to the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles.
He is a member of the Knox Scouters Association, the Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine ( SWOAM ), the Elks club, and the American Legion.
After thirty years of boating on Penobscot and Muscongus Bays, he and his wife, Ruth, have come ashore to be involved in gardening, forestry management and  photography of wildlife.
Photo of Dr Robert Dreher MD Maine Coast Eye Care