Dr. Brett Ernst, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Ernst
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Schein Ernst Eye Associates

10 Capital Dr Ste 300 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Dr. Brett Ernst, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Harrisburg, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic and UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ernst to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ernst did my LASIK over 20 years ago and I'm still enjoy being free of glasses.
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Oct 27, 2020
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Dr. Ernst was fantastic! He walked me through the procedure step by step and always made sure I was comfortable. Love my vision and love Dr. Ernst!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Josh – Oct 24, 2020
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Dr. Ernst did my LASIK surgery and I couldn't be happier with my results! I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 23, 2020
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Dr Ernst is a great doctor and surgeon. I would recommend him to friends and family for sure. All the staff were very professional and friendly as well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Staff was friendly and professional! Dr. Ernst was great. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family. Thank you!
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Jen R. – Oct 14, 2020
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Don't go to him!!! 2-17-2020 I had cataract surgery.I have no preexisting conditions, take no medication at all, never had eye trauma.Vision was worse after surgery.He suggested a "simple" YAG surgery before another surgery to replace the current lens.If you are considering YAG be prepared to accept whatever your vision is prior to YAG as permanent.Lens exchange after YAG is extremely dangerous and very difficult.He wanted to do it!The audacity of this man is sickening.Went to Memorial Eye for 2nd opinion. They won't touch it & referred me to a specialist in Philadelphia.If you go to Ernst you will be an assembled part on a production line.In.Out.Next?I could lose my vision in my right, dominant, eye because of his lack of concern.Seems like he just wants the $. I did get a premium $4000 lens. It didn't work.DON'T GO TO THIS PRACTICE!! YAG should be a last resort!It's now August & I don't know what to do.Here's hoping I find an excellent specialist that can save my vision.Horrifying!!!
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Janet Smith, Harrisburg, Pa. – Aug 12, 2020
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Had cataract surgery, we agreed upon a certain iol to be used. He then changed his mind. When I tried to discuss this with him he got angry. I went through the surgery and now I have more issues. I tried to talk to him about this and once again he got angry, said, I just have to live with it! Couldn't even reasons with him. All I got was he's been doing this for 20 years!
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Pamela Kauffman in Chambersburg – Jul 22, 2016
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Care Philosophy

My mission is to champion a center of excellence in eyecare that values staff and patients. My vision is to improve the life experience through visual...Read more

Biography

Dr. Ernst is president and ophthalmologist at Schein Ernst Mishra Eye in Harrisburg. He is one the Central Pennsylvania's top eye surgeons with specialties...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Cleveland Clinic Fndn
Residency Hospital
St John Hospital And Med Center
Residency Hospital

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Dr. Ernst's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bell's Palsy
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Dr. Ernst treats Bell's Palsy more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ernst treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Ernst treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Ernst treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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Dr. Ernst performs Eye Surgery more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Ernst performs this procedure more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Ernst's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • LASIK
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(717) 233-3937

Dr. Ernst accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Geisinger Health Plan
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Locations

Schein Ernst Eye Associates

Schein Ernst Mishra Eye10 Capital Dr Ste 300 Harrisburg, PA 17110
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Schein Ernst Mishra Eye717 Market St Lemoyne, PA 17043
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Capital Surgery and Laser Center

Capital Surgery and Laser Center10 Capital Dr Ste 300 Harrisburg, PA 17110
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UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic

Harrisburg, PA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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