Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Steven Vale, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bethlehem, PA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

216 Nazareth Pike

Bethlehem, PA 18020

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
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more than 69% of peers
more than 60% of peers
more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Vale's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vale "Dr. Vale is the Northeast region's most experienced eye surgeon in the field of laser vision correction of refractive errors. He has performed over 27,000 procedures since 1994. Dr. Vale received degrees from Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center. He is specialty board certified in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Dr. Vale also completed a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University and has published numerous articles in the field of ophthalmology and laser vision correction. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lackawanna Medical Society."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vale "I have been a practicing ophthalmologist for over 20 years. In that time, I have developed and refined my techniques with the goal of providing the most advanced and precise laser vision correction available anywhere, while offering LASIK, PRK, epi-LASIK and LASIK at prices that are affordable for everyone. My personalized attention to each and every patient has resulted in my being awarded the Patients' Choice award for Ophthalmology for five consecutive years (2008-2012)."

9  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Infections
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Crozer-Chester Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Kresge Eye Inst-Wayne State U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vale's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vale to family and friends
20 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Vale's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I was thinking of LASIK and was looking this practice. Happened to do some research that Dr. Vale is very opinionated politically and does not think highly of those that support our president. It is a free country and he is free to his beliefs. However, I am free to go elsewhere and I will.
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Dr. Vale is an extremely caring physician, he does not rush through exams, does not rush through visits. I have found that he spends whatever time is needed with his patients, allowing for questions from us.
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