Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Our comprehensive eye examination includes a thorough ocular and systemic health history, as well as a detailed eye evaluation. This includes checking for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and other potential sight-threatening eye conditions, as well as determining the need for glasses. We utilize the optomap® panoramic retinal camera to digitally document and monitor changes in the retina.

Contact Lens Examinations

Contact lens technologies continue to advance significantly year to year. We are here to guide you through your different options and choose the lens best suited for your needs. The contact lens examination involves a detailed measurement of the front curvature of the eye, evaluating the fit and movement of the contact lens on the eye, as well as the visual outcome. We will also teach you how to apply, remove and handle the contact lens yourself.  

Custom And Complex Contact Lens Evaluations

Our office has become recognized throughout the ophthalmic community as a leader in medically necessary contact lens evaluations and treatments. Conditions routinely treated by our office include:

  • Keratoconus

  • Post-refractive surgery ectasia

  • Corneal irregularity

  • Traumatic and surgically induced iris or corneal damage

  • Corneal scarring

  • Diplopia

  • Genetic eye birth defects

Our thorough evaluation determines the appropriate lens type (rigid or soft), shape and size to optimize vision, comfort and corneal health.  For disfigured eyes with near normal or normal size, soft prosthetic lenses can enhance quality of life, self-esteem and cosmesis.  In addition, both rigid and soft lenses for astigmatism and multifocal demands can be designed.  We handle a large base of patients for these visually demanding contact lens designs on a referral basis from ophthalmologists, optometrists, primary care physicians, and our own loyal practice base from over 25 years in the same location.

Scleral Lenses

We specialize in large diameter gas permeable scleral shell fittings for patients not able to be fit with traditional contact lens designs.  Unlike traditional rigid gas permeable lens designs, scleral lenses do not rest on the cornea; instead they rest on the white part of the eye, or the sclera. This often means improved comfort for those who are unable to tolerate the sensation of corneal rigid lenses.  New technology on the optical front surface of the lens helps to diminish aberrations common with irregular corneas and improve vision.  In addition, scleral lenses hold a thin layer of saline solution up against the cornea, keeping the cornea hydrated.  Because of this unique feature, scleral lenses are often used as severe dry eye therapy for systemic conditions like Graft vs Host Disease or Sjogren's Syndrome. Scleral lenses make up a large part of our medically necessary contact lens practice and our doctors and staff would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  Watch the video below to see how scleral lenses can benefit you.

Genetic Eye Testing with AvaGen

As science becomes more advanced, genetic testing is becoming more available to inform us about various health risks. Keratoconus is among the many eye conditions we manage that have a genetic marker. With the help of AvaGen, we are now able to test for the risk or presence of keratoconus, as well as other corneal genetic dystrophies. A simple cheek swab will give us objective data regarding your individual likelihood of having keratoconus, and determine if you have a corneal dystrophy. This personalized genetic eye test helps us to be proactive in our treatment and management strategies so that you can make eyecare decisions with confidence. Please contact our office today for more information.    

Myopia Control

Myopia control is the practice of slowing or halting progression of childhood nearsightedness.  Over the last few decades we have seen more children diagnosed with myopia at an earlier age, and more children with myopia worsen at a faster rate.  Myopia is not just a problem with vision; it can mean increased risk of sight threatening disease later in life.  Our goal is to educate parents and children on myopia control and prescribe the most effective therapy that is appropriate for their eyes and lifestyle.  For more information on how we are engaged in practicing myopia control, please visit our Myopia Control website, and our Corneal Refractive Therapy website.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and individualized program designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills. Vision and sensorimotor deficits can cause eyestrain, headaches, blurred or double vision, loss of place while reading, and difficulty maintaining attention on close work. Vision therapy sessions include procedures created to enhance the brain’s ability to control eye movements, eye teaming, eye alignment, focusing abilities and/or visual processing skills. It can also help reduce eye fatigue due to computer vision syndrome experienced by many adults and children. You can think of vision therapy as physical therapy for the eyes and the brain. Overall, the goal of vision therapy is to help people achieve comfortable binocular vision and to treat visual problems that cannot be remediated by the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or surgery alone.

Lasik/Refractive Surgery Consultations

Refractive surgery technologies also advance quite rapidly. From custom wavefront lasik to lasik with intralase to implantable contact lenses, we are here to educate, guide, and choose the best option for your specific goals and needs. We are proud to work with some of the world’s most renowned refractive surgeons