Eye Health Is As Important As The Best Eyeglass Prescription
An eye exam is more than just finding your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. A common question we hear is, "Did you find my retinal problem because you looked harder knowing I had a family history, or do you do that thorough of an evaluation for everyone?" At our office, everyone gets the same thorough evaluation regardless of age or family history. We encourage dilating the eyes annually to get an in-depth look at the back of the eye to ensure everything is healthy. For more information, check out the animated video about dilation in our video tab.
If you are experiencing an emergency, give our office a call. From flashes of light and floaters, to eye pain or foreign body in eye. If you have any symptoms that need immediate attention - we can fit you in. If you're having an emergency outside of office hours, give us a call - there's an emergency line listed in the voicemail, and we can assist you from there.
Any time you experience discomfort, redness, pain, change or loss of vision, floaters or flashes of light, call us as soon as you're able!
We have the most modern technology, such as a retinal camera (for the back half of the eye), as well as an anterior camera (for the front half of the eye). Our state of the art Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT), as seen in the photo above, can digitally scan the retinal tissue and provide information regarding a variety of common eye disorders, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, vitreous detachment, and retinal swelling.
We're able to prescribe medications to treat any and all eye problems taking care of our patients long term. We remove foreign bodies out of the eyes, treat eye infections, scratches, styes, and dry eye syndrome, including the insertion of punctal plugs.
The additional testing we offer helps us ensure the best care for your eyes. A retinal photo will help us monitor your eyes over time for subtle changes. A picture is worth a thousand words and answers the questions, "Was that there last time?" A retinal scan allows us to measure retinal thickness in microns to determine retinal abnormalities at the macula or optic nerve. A visual field screening can help us find tumors and glaucoma earlier. Please consider these tests at your next exam, and we will gladly tell you more about them.