Our Services

Complete Eye Exams

A comprehensive eye exam is an evaluation of the health of your eyes and vision. It includes several measurements using computerized vision charts as well as detailed assessment of you eye health. During a complete eye exam you can expect our office to evaluate your visual acuity, check your eye pressure to evaluate for Glaucoma and perform a thorough examination of your eye anatomy. It may also include a dilated eye examination that enables us to see inside your eye and check for signs of eye disease, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, that could impair your vision. If needed, additional tests are ordered and may include photos of your eye and/or testing of peripheral vision.

Optical

We have eyewear to fit all styles and budgets. We have quality frame and lens packages starting at $99.00, as well as the latest styles from Ray-Ban, Prada, Versace, Tiffany & Company, and many others. We also feature the latest in quality lens designs including DriveSafe, by Carl Zeiss Vision, a lens specifically designed to help patients see better during nighttime driving.

Cataract Evaluation

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens over time causing a gradual decrease in vision. People may also experience glare, poor night vision, large changes in eyeglass prescription, or double vision.

While age is the most common cause of cataracts, many factors can also cause a cataract to develop such as diabetes and other medical conditions, systemic medications (ex. prednisone), and environmental factors (ex. UV light and smoking).

Cataract Diagnosis & Evaluation

A cataract can be diagnosed by a complete eye exam. The doctor will usually dilate the pupils to better examine the lens and other parts of your eye.  If the cataract is significant and is affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.  An appointment would be made to be evaluated by the surgeon if not already done in order to plan and discuss the next steps.

Once the surgeon has evaluated and agrees that cataract surgery could be a benefit, a pre-operative appointment will be made. During this visit measurements of the eye are taken and any additional questions are answered.

The Eye & Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes affecting over half of Americans diagnosed with the disease. Fluctuations in blood sugar levels in diabetic patients lead to an increased risk for diabetic retinopathy. As a result of the body’s inability to use and store sugars, the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina are affected. Damage to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back portion of the eye that transmits visual images to the brain, can result in severe loss of vision and ultimately blindness.

Early-stage diabetic retinopathy is characterized by damaged blood vessels that allow leakage into the retina. Though patients may not notice a change in vision, the leakage could potentially be causing permanent damage to the retina. There are different stages of diabetic retinopathy. If detected at an early stage, retinal changes from diabetic retinopathy can be reversed with better sugar control. Once diabetic retinopathy gets to an advanced stage, known proliferative retinopathy, ocular treatment is required to avoid permanent vision loss.