Comprehensive Eye Exams for Adults and Children
Having trouble seeing your cell phone or the street signs when you drive at night? Or maybe you repeatedly find your 7-year-old sitting 2 feet from the television…..We can help! Our board certified Optometrists are great with children and have a good understanding of the visual challenges adults face, especially as vision begins to change with age. Our staff puts anxious patients at ease and makes eye exams fun for children! During your exam we will we strive to give you the clearest vision possible. We will evaluate the health of your eyes and will check for disorders of the visual system and eye muscles. And if you have a special hobby or interest that requires specific attention, we will be happy to tailor your exam and your prescription to meet those needs.
A dilation is part of a complete eye exam that allows our doctors to evaluate the health of your eyes. No test replaces it, and it is performed on all first time patients and routinely on patients with a risk for eye disease. We’ll also monitor the pressure in your eyes without the use of the uncomfortable air-puff test you may have had previously. And we will screen for skin cancer, as in Florida especially, your eyelids and face are an area susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun.
Emergency Eye Care
Think you have an eye infection? Or maybe you slept in your contacts and woke with a painful eye? No problem, call our office, we’re here to help! We’ve seen many a case of pink eye and removed many things from uncomfortable eyes. We will minimize your discomfort and get you back on the road to healthy eyes and great vision. And yes, even after hours, we’re available to care for our existing patients. Our answering system will guide you through the proper steps to reach us when the office is closed, and we will return your call promptly.
Ever been told you’re not a candidate for contact lenses, or maybe you tried them before and were disappointed with the vision and comfort? It may be worth another try. Our doctors are experienced in prescribing a great number of specialty contacts lenses and they have the patience to work with you to find the right lenses for you! If you are new to contact lenses or just need a refresher, our experienced technicians will teach you how to handle and care for your lenses before you leave the office. You will be given sample lenses that will allow you to ensure that your comfort and vision are good before your prescription is finalized. So whether you have astigmatism, dry eyes, or are new to contacts, we would love to help you experience the joy of contact lenses and get you into that pair of sunglasses you’ve had your eye on! One last thing: We consider ourselves experts in the arena of bifocal contacts. There are many options and we are prepared to explore them with you!
Our doctors prescribe a variety of contact lenses including:
- New Contact Lens Wearers (children and adults)
- Soft Disposable Contact Lenses
- Cosmetic or Colored Contact Lenses worn to change eye color or to mask ocular irregularities
- Custom Soft Contact Lenses for high prescriptions or eyes that are not of average shape & size
- Specialty Hybrid Contact Lenses for eyes that need a hard lens but like the comfort of a soft lens
- Bifocal and Astigmatism (or a combination of the two) Contact Lenses
- Hard Contact Lenses for the best vision you’ve ever had
- Contact Lenses for patients whom have had LASIK or Refractive Surgery
- Contact lenses for patients with corneal irregularities like Keratoconus
Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Eye
Many health conditions can have a profound effect on your eyes and vision, and can go undetected without a dilated eye exam. A dilated exam will evaluate for complications caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a host of other health conditions. Dilating your eyes can also reveal early signs of macular degeneration, the #1 cause of blindness in this country. Early detection and proper prevention can prevent devastating vision loss from macular degeneration. In addition to dilation, our office offers retinal imaging that aides in the detection of emerging diseases and allows us to monitor your ocular health from year to year.
Our doctors are experienced in treating irritated, inflamed eyes as well. Whether it’s an infection, an injury, allergy or chronic dry eye, we can help. Dry Eye Disease is a common problem, and there are better ways to treat it than using lubricating eye drops numerous times a day. In many cases, eyelid disease, medications, cosmetics, previous eye surgery, health conditions, hormonal changes and diet can play a significant role in this condition. Our doctors have a special interest in treating dry eyes and would love to help you improve the burning and blurred vision associated with this condition.
LASIK and Cataract pre and postoperative care
Would you like to know if LASIK surgery is right for you? Or would you like to know if your cataracts have progressed and now require surgery? We can discuss your surgical options and bring to light factors you might not have considered. Additionally, we can offer recommendations on excellent surgeons to help you make an informed decision. If you decide to move forward with surgery, our doctors will take the necessary measurements prior to surgery, arrange for your surgical consultation, and will follow you after surgery to ensure that you heal quickly and with excellent vision.
Exam for Florida Drivers License Form
You waited in that long line at the DMV only to be told your vision does not the requirements for a driver’s license and that you need to return with a completed DMV form. We can help get you back on the road quickly! After a complete, dilated exam, we will complete your DMV form (which our office can provide). And, we may just surprise you with clearer vision you didn’t know you were missing!
Do you work with lasers? Fly an airplane? Wear a scuba diving mask? Play racquetball? Play golf? Play sports? Go to a shooting range? Work in a kitchen with an oven and cooler that fog your glasses? Have metal allergies? Stare at 3 computer monitors all day long? These are situations and dilemmas that many offices cannot address; we can! We have a broad selection of frames and specialty eyeglass and contact lenses that many retail opticals do not carry. If you have a specific need, we will make every effort to meet it!