We are committed to providing quality eye care to you and your family.
A comprehensive eye examination consists of a number of tests and procedures to assess and evaluate the function and health of the eyes and visual system. It includes screening tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other ocular diseases. We can identify the presence of other ocular or systemic conditions that may exist without symptoms.
We also incorporate computerized technology to assist us with the evaluation of your spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health. We utilize computerized examination instruments to supplement rather than replace personalized medical care.
Eye examinations for children are extremely important because it is estimated that 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss. The pediatric eye and vision examination include assessment of:
1. Visual acuity, which is largely dependent upon the refractive status and eye health
2. Visual efficiency skills, representing eye focusing, teaming and tracking skills
3. Visual information processing, representing the ability to recognize and discriminate visual stimuli and to interpret them correctly based upon previous experience
The vision screenings done at the school only test for visual acuity and often fail to detect those conditions that would be expected to affect learning. We encourage parents and caregivers on early detection and treatment to provide the very best opportunity to correct the vision problems the child may have.
The majority of our patients wear contact lenses in addition to their eyeglasses. It is very important to our contact lens practice to successfully prescribe the most optimal contact lenses for your individual needs, whether you use them for sports, work or social wear.
The contact lens examination will involve a comprehensive eye examination, a thorough history of your specific contact lens needs and a number of follow-up visits so that we can confirm the lenses are fitting your eyes properly and that your eyes are able to tolerate contact lens wear. In many cases, trial lenses will be used to verify the contact lens selection.
The nerve endings in the eyes are the most sensitive parts of the human body. They do not regenerate as readily as most other parts of the body, nor are they as resilient to the hazards of the “up close” world we live in. We strain to see televisions and computer screens, read books and newspapers and check our watches for the time. We spend much of our time straining to see things at a short distance.
While dry eye isn’t a serious condition, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. You may find your eyes get tired faster or you have difficulty reading. Not to mention the discomfort of a burning sensation or blurry vision. Let’s take a look at dry eye treatments – from simple self-care to innovative prescriptions and therapies – to help you see clearly and comfortably.
Many patients come to us every day struggling to get through their daily lives with their current choice of vision correction. Some have eyeglasses that do not sit properly on their face or feel that their peripheral vision is hindered by the frames. While contact users may find the lenses uncomfortable or have them fall out at inconvenient times.
Keratoconus is a terrifying diagnosis for those that have experienced it. To compound issues, many patients complain that they had poor initial treatment due to a lack of understanding about the disease. If proper treatment is not achieved, individuals may experience a rapid deterioration in their ability to see. This leads to a reduced quality of life. You can reduce the stress related to a keratoconus diagnosis and increase the benefits of treatment by understanding your treatment options.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), is the most popular refractive surgical procedure. In this procedure, a laser is used to permanently change the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. This improves vision and reduces a person's need for glasses or contact lenses.
Eye emergencies cover a range of incidents and conditions such as; trauma, cuts, scratches, foreign objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, photic retinopathy, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Since the eye is easily damaged, serious complications can occur from an eye injury thus, any of these conditions without proper treatment can lead to a partial loss of vision or even permanent blindness.
If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, you’re probably already familiar with the typical options in glaucoma treatment – eye drops, laser treatment or traditional surgery. While these are certainly effective, especially when glaucoma is diagnosed early, researchers have been working hard to offer new glaucoma treatments. Their goal is not only to improve outcomes but also to reduce the treatment’s side effects and frequency of use.
Our eyes are one of our most defining facial features, yet many of us are unhappy with them for one major reason – our lashes. Lashes are not only a practical feature but a cosmetic one. Unfortunately, we have not all been blessed with long, curly, dark and luscious lashes that frame our face. In fact, many of us feel that our lashes are a little lackluster, missing fullness and definition.