Routine Eye Exams

Primary Eye Care

The American Optometric Association recommends that everyone should have a comprehensive eye examination every one to two years depending on your particular needs.  This exam is often covered by vision insurance plans. For most people this exam is to update their glasses or contact lens prescription, however this should still be done even if you see well without correction. In the routine eye examination we evaluate the health of the eye and screen for many vision threatening conditions so they can be treated before you develop symptoms and they become a problem.

 

Medical Eye Exams

If you have a condition affecting your eyes other than blurry vision, then a medical eye exam is needed.  This medical exam is billed to your medical insurance. The reasons for this exam range from common complaints, such as dry eyes, allergies, or headaches; to urgent conditions like red eyes or a foreign body in the eye.  Certain systemic conditions such as diabetes or the use of certain medications that can threaten the health of your eyes also require medical exams. As an Optometrist, Dr. Homan is trained to diagnose all eye conditions and treat many of them, but if your condition requires a specialist we are happy to refer you.

 

Contact Lens Fitting

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If you are interested in contact lenses then this is the place for you.  Whether you have worn them for years or have always wanted to try them, we can explain the advantages and disadvantages between glasses and contacts.  If you aren’t completely happy with your current contacts, we are happy to take the time to discuss the different types of contacts with you. Our doctor has experience fitting a wide range of contact lens such as:

 

Soft Sphere – the most common type of lenses

Daily Lenses – a fresh lens everyday helps improve comfort

Toric Contact Lenses – to treat astigmatism

Multifocal Contact Lenses – if you need some help with your near vision

Gas Permeable Contacts – for complicated eyes or those willing to sacrifice some comfort for sharper vision

 

Optomap

The American Optometric Association recommends that the retina in the eye be evaluated annually to detect vision threatening conditions early, such as retinal tears, detachments, macular degeneration, diabetes and cancer. Most often the retina is evaluated by dilating the eyes, but dilation causes light sensitivity and the inability to focus the eyes for up to six hours; it also adds 30 minutes to the exam to give the drops time to work.

 

If a patient can’t be dilated we do offer the Optomap. The Optomap takes a picture of the inside of the eye and allows your doctor to see over 80% of the retina without dilating the eyes. When comparing the view of the retina from the Optomap to a dilated retinal exam each offers advantages, but most patients prefer the Optomap due to the ease, and no side effects.

 

The Optomap was feature on the Dr. Oz show, click to view segment

 

Optical Services

Our opticians enjoy helping you find the perfect frame to match ../../stream/index.php?cmd=im.thumb&path=%7B0%7D/eyeglasses.jpg&u=11619your style. We have a wide range of frame styles to suit your needs whether you are looking for glasses for everyday use or for specific occupational or recreational needs. Once you’ve picked out your new frame style, we want you to see as clear as possible, so we offer a wide range of scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, as well as different lens designs and tints. Once you have your glasses if they ever need an adjustment or cleaning feel free to stop by our office for this complimentary service. When the unfortunate day arrives that your glasses finally break, gather the pieces and bring them in, we may be able to repair them for you, but if not you can just use that as an excuse to get the hot new style you’ve been checking out in the front window.