Dr. Bodkin has been involved not only in Primary Eye Care, but also in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. In addition to being the experts on eye and vision diseases and disorders, doctors of optometry have the education and training to diagnose the ocular manifestations of diseases that affect the entire body, such as, but not limited to, diabetes and hypertension. Dr. Bodkin is also qualified to evaluate all of his patients for surgery when appropriate and often manages his patients’ care pre- and post-operatively. Optometrists are able to provide all of the eye care for the vast majority of their patients, only requiring referral for surgical treatment such as Cataract Surgery & Laser Surgery.