- Standard Eye Examination
We know your vision is important to you –
and it’s important to us. When you come
for your appointment, we make sure to schedule
ample time for your appointment so you will
never feel rushed. Our office provides complete
eye care for both adults and children. Our comprehensive
eye examinations will check your eyes inside
and out for any potential eye disorders or diseases.
Your visual skills and abilities are carefully
evaluated and appropriate treatment is prescribed,
whether it’s medication, lenses, or vision
therapy. We are prepared to handle whatever
your eyecare needs are, and will treat them
with the latest in diagnostic equipment and
are committed to keeping up with eye care technology.
- Contact Lenses
Our professionals can help fit you into a pair
of lenses that is just right for you. We are
experts in fitting contact lenses and can handle
the most specialized needs. Whether rigid or
soft lenses, we are experienced in handling
the most difficult of prescriptions. For more
information on rigid contact lenses, click here.
If you have allergies, then you know allergies
can be particularly annoying to contact lens
wearers. In the past many people had to quit
wearing their lenses during the allergy season.
However, new lens materials and allergy medications
have made it possible for these people to
eliminate the burning itchy eyes associated
with allergies. Prescription medications such
as Patanol and Alocril are amazingly effective
and safe even in children as young as three.
Let us know when you come in for your appointment
if you have special allergy needs and we will
be happy to help you.
- Eye Infections, Eye
Injuries, Dry Eyes
Our office provides emergency services
for eye infections and eye injuries. Please
call our office at 312 332-4461 during office
hours or for emergencies. Our staff will work
with you to schedule an appointment as soon
as possible. State of the art microscopes allow
us to examine the front surface of the eye and
facial areas around the eye for infection or
injury. After assessing the extent of the injury
or infection a treatment plan will be formulated
and explained to you. Treatment may include
medications and supportive care. Follow-up visits
to monitor your recovery will be scheduled as
Dry Eyes: Symptoms include scratchy eyes,
burning, mild redness and gritty feeling eyes.
Oral medications, reading, computer tasks
and dry environments may aggravate marginally
dry eyes. Dry eyes can be diagnosed by using
the TearLab Osmolarity System, the newest
weapon in discovering and fighting dry eye
conditions, dyes to observe tear patterns,
evaluation of the amount of tears on the front
of the eye and from review of your symptoms.
Treatment may include artificial tears; eye
drops for treating allergies; and/or punctal
plugs inserted in the tear drainage canals.
- Eye Diseases; Cataracts,
Cataracts: The natural lens in the eye gradually
becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities
develop in the lens and the lens gets too
hazy, vision will be impaired. Our office
can diagnose and manage cataract care. When
the cataract affects the vision to the extent
that you cannot read or see distant objects
comfortably, we will recommend cataract surgery.
Our office co-manages with cataract specialists
that are proven experts in cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright
new world of vision.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma gradually destroys the
optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye.
The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from
the fact that the disease is painless and
without obvious symptoms until significant
damage has occurred. The most common cause
is from pressure being too high inside the
eye, but vascular disease and other diseases
can also cause glaucoma. We always monitor
for glaucoma during routine eye examinations.
Tests include checking the pressure of the
eye, screening for peripheral vision defects
and analyzing the appearance of the optic
nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma,
we typically prescribe medications that lower
the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are
successfully treated with eye drops. Laser
treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments
that offer alternative ways to treat more
Diabetes: Diabetic patients should have a
dilated retinal examination each year. Laser
treatments have proven to slow the progression
of retinal eye disease for many patients.
Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new
blood vessels in the back of the eye, which
ultimately leak and damage the retina. If
this condition is discovered early, laser
treatment can destroy these vessels. We have
the latest instruments used to detect changes
in the back of the eye. If we discover advancing
diabetic eye disease that can be treated or
needs further evaluation, we will refer you
for consultation and further testing to continue
getting the best care.
- Visual Acuity Examination.
- Custom Fit Contact Lenses.
- retinal imaging
- opthalmic drug therapy
- post operative care for laser vision correction
- low vision magnifiers
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