Eye Care Services
At The Eye & Laser Center, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced Ophthalmologists and Optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our doctors can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.
Comprehensive eye exams may include:
- Testing visual acuity and refractive error
- Pupil evaluation
- Examination of peripheral visual field
- Color vision testing
- Analysis of the visual systems
- Examination of the external parts of the eye
- Intraocular pressure measurement
- Examination of the health of the entire eye
- Laser Vision Correction
- Eyelid Surgery and Aesthetics
- Contact lens fittings
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
- Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
- Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
- Eye emergencies
- Foreign object removal
- Vision services for visually impaired
We provide the latest technology in testing for and diagnosing glaucoma as well as the latest methods for treating glaucoma including the newest medications and laser treatment which is performed in our in-office laser suite. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially in older people. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma. For this reason, we highly recommend anyone at risk for developing glaucoma and all patients over the age of 65 receive a dilated eye exam every year.
Please Note: A glaucoma screening that checks only the pressure of the eye is not sufficient to determine if you have glaucoma. The only sure way to detect glaucoma is to have a complete eye examination.
Diabetes Eye Care
We provide the latest methods for treating diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy) including the newest medications and diabetic laser treatment which is performed in our in-office laser suite. It is important to pinpoint and treat the blood vessels in the eye that are damaged by diabetes as soon as possible. For this reason, we highly recommend all diabetic patients receive a dilated eye exam every year.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Vision loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing through and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye.
We perform the latest technique of small incision, no shot, no patch cataract surgery. It is performed as outpatient surgery. We typically do not require our patients to have an IV placed, although monitored anesthesia care with an IV is available if needed. We generally prescribe something by mouth to relax you before the procedure. After the procedure, patients generally can return to their usual activities the next day. Medication eye drops are prescribed starting the day before and continue for three to four weeks following the eye surgery procedure. New glasses, if needed, are prescribed three weeks following surgery. The second eye can have surgery, if needed, one to two weeks after the first. We do not perform surgery on the second eye until we are certain that the first eye is doing well.
We offer the latest in intraocular lens implant technology utilizing advanced technology lenses and precision Laser Customization.
A final decision regarding cataract surgery and lens selection should only be made after talking with your surgeon. The surgeon can help you decide after discussing your lifestyle and the specifics regarding your eye surgery.
The medical part of the procedure is usually covered by medical insurance after any deductibles and/or co-payments are met. Medical insurance also usually covers the cost of the standard monofocal lens implant. A monofocal lens implant, allows for good distance vision, provided the patient does not have significant corneal astigmatism, but will typically require reading glasses or bifocals for near vision.
At The Eye and Laser Center, we have 2 ways to treat astigmatism and allow you your best chance of seeing your clearest after surgery. Low to moderate levels of astigmatism can be treated with a precision Laser System. Moderate to high levels of astigmatism are treated with special advanced technology lens implants called Toric intraocular lenses.
Payment plans are available which can allow the patient to pay for any non-covered costs related to the surgical procedure with low interest financing. Please ask us for further information if you are interested or visit Carecredit.com. For more information about your options, please visit reclaimyourvision.com.
Laser Vision Correction
Our practice has been performing laser vision correction since 1999. We perform Wavefront Optimized laser vision correction in our in-office laser suite. We use the Wavelight Allegretto Wave® Laser. This system is designed to provide treatment which helps improve the quality of vision after laser vision correction. For more information about this laser please visit myoptilasik.com.
We believe personal attention from your surgeon is important before, during and after refractive surgery. All preop and postop care is provided by our eyecare doctors.
We are committed to providing our patients with excellent results, and if we do not think you will have a result that will satisfy you, we will not recommend the procedure. For some patients, contact lenses and/or glasses are a better option. Our first concern is your safety and long-term satisfaction.
Payment plans are available which can allow you to pay for your laser vision correction procedure with low interest financing. Please ask us for further information if you are interested or visit Carecredit.com.
We perform both medical and cosmetic eyelid surgery in our in-office surgical suite. Eyelid surgery has various functional benefits that result in the improvement of your side vision. Removal of excess skin can have cosmetic benefits and can also restore your side vision that has been blocked by drooping, saggy eyelids. If our preoperative tests show that your vision will be improved as a result of eyelid surgery, your insurance may pay for the surgical procedure.
We fit soft, soft-toric, bifocal and gas-permeable (hard) contact lenses. We can often fit patients who have had difficulty wearing contacts before or have been told they were not candidates for contacts. In fact, other doctors’ offices refer their hard-to-fit (keratoconus) patients to us.
Visit the Optical Shop
Our full-service optical shops are owned and operated by our doctors and are committed to excellence through superior customer service. With the most experienced optical staff in the area, we go above and beyond by providing a large selection of premium eyewear as well as custom service that complements each patient’s individual lifestyle. We carry the highest quality products, the latest in eyewear technology and the cutting edge in fashion.
We accept the following insurance:
Skin Rejuvenation/Skin Care Regimen
We offer several options to minimize the effects of aging and to help your skin look its best. These options include skin-care products, microdermabrasion and glycolic facial peels, cosmetic Botox® treatment, fillers, and a variety of laser and surgical treatments.
Botox® treatment is performed in our office. Call for more details.
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Megapeel/Skin Care/Pigmented Lesion Removal
We offer microdermabrasion treatment in our office as well as skin care products. Pigmented facial lesions are removed in our office using various methods including two different types of lasers. Call today for further details.