It is said that the eyes are the “windows to a person’s soul”. They are also a window into a person’s overall health. As an eye care physician, optometrists are able to look into the eye and detect (at times with additional testing), diseases of the greater body area including but not limited to: Diabetes, Hypertension, High cholesterol(hypercholesteremia), Sickle Cell Anemia, Leukemia, Thyroid Disease, Atherosclerosis, AIDS/HIV, Bechet’s Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Palsies of the nerves, Reiter’s Syndrome, Anemia, Acne Rosacea, Orbital Tumors, Neurological Tumors, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Toxoplasmosis, Histoplasmosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus and many more.
An eye exam is an essential part of your health and should be performed once a year or as indicated by your eye care physician.
We know your vision is important to you – and it’s important to us. When you come for your appointment, we make sure to schedule ample time for your appointment so you will never feel rushed. Our office provides complete eye care for both adults and children. Our comprehensive eye examinations will check your eyes inside and out for any potential eye disorders or diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and appropriate treatment is prescribed, whether it’s medication, lenses, or vision therapy. We are prepared to handle whatever your eyecare needs are, and will treat them with the latest in diagnostic equipment and are committed to keeping up with eye care technology.
Primary Eye Care
PRIMARY EYE CARE includes a comprehensive vision and eye health examination. This examination is designed to detect a wide range of problems affecting vision function, such as blurred vision or eye discomfort.
Evaluations for eye health disorders are also performed. The American Optometric Association recommends that all people should have a periodic, comprehensive eye examination every one to two years depending on ones particular needs.
Here at our office we incorporate computerized technology to assist the evaluation of spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health. Computerized examination instruments are used to supplement rather than replace personalized care. Examinations include tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many general health disorders such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as effects of medications. A dilated pupil examination allows us to provide the best assessment of eye health. It is recommended for all new patients and on a scheduled basis thereafter.
We are proud to announce the addition of the Optomap retinal exam to our office. The Optomap retinal exam helps our doctors get a better view of the back of your eye, the retina. The retina is checked at the time of your exam usually by using dialation drops, to make sure that it is healthy and not damaged or showing signs of disease.
The Optomap takes a quick digital picture of your retina and saves it to our system, our doctors then will pull the image up in the exam room and review it with you. The Optomap will not require dialation drops (in most cases) which results in sensitivity to light and blurred vision.
Our Doctors are concerned about retinal problems including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to serious health problems, including partial loss of vision or blindness, and often develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. The Optomap retinal exam may help our doctors detect these problems earlier.
Our Doctors recommend the Optomap retinal exam to all patients. We perform the Optomap retinal exam as an enhancement to the general eye exam for a fee of $29.00. Insurance typically will not cover any advanced screening technology beyond the general eye exam.
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