“So, I get asked all the time by parents, ‘When should I bring my child in for their first exam?’ So, the American Optometric Association recommends getting an eye exam anywhere from 6-12 months of your child’s first year of life, about three years of age, and then around first grade. This allows us plenty of time to see if they have a weak eye or maybe an eye turn, to provide them glasses so that it will strengthen their binocular vision moving forward. So I would still recommend seeing an eye doctor every year, even if you don’t wear glasses, just so that we can check the entirety of your ocular health, and make sure there’s no conditions going on that may or may not cause any symptoms for you. So when you come in typically we will check your glasses prescription, but we’ll also do kind of a comprehensive eye exam to make sure your eyes are healthy and functioning the way that they should. So at our clinic at The Eye Center, optometrists are really responsible for primary eye care, that’s everything from your glasses or contacts to your ocular health front to back. If we notice any conditions which need more specialized care, we typically get our ophthalmologist involved and have you see them. So typically once a year your vision insurance will cover just kind of a routine screening for your ocular health. If we find anything at that time that needs further investigation or maybe some more treatment, typically we’ll have you come back on your medical insurance so that we can investigate that further.”
The Eye Center Information
Custom LASIK – Laser Vision Correction
Our Mission – to help you experience the joy of clear vision, without the need for glasses or contacts.
Treatments – bladeless LASIK & PRK for nearsightedness, farsightedness & astigmatism.
iLASIK Technology – the most customized LASIK procedure available, combining iDesign and IntraLase laser.
Results – 20/20 vision or better for most of our patients.
First Step – schedule a FREE virtual or in-office LASIK Consultation.
Promotions – zero down / zero interest financing.
EVO ICL is an implantable Collamer Lens that delivers sharp, clear vision at a distance as an alternative to glasses and contact lenses. It is a great treatment option for patients who have moderate to severe nearsightedness and/or astigmatism or have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK.
RLE – Refractive Lens Exchange
RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is a vision correction technique for patients who are over the age of 45 and are frustrated with their reading glasses and/or bifocals. The procedure is essentially the same as cataract surgery, but is considered elective/cosmetic since it is before cataracts develop. RLE is also known as the Lifestyle Lens because it allows patients to return to many of the activities they enjoy without glasses and contacts permanently.
Choosing to have cataract surgery is an important decision. But equally important is talking with your doctor and deciding which type of intraocular lens (IOL) is the best choice to correct you own unique visual condition(s), including cataracts, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Optical Glasses and Contact Lenses
Serving your optical needs is our top priority at The Eye Center Optical. Our staff includes licensed and certified opticians with years of education, hands-on experience and pride in their work. With over 60 years of combined optical experience, our opticians are highly skilled in the selection of eyewear for function and fashion.
Comprehensive Eye Care
Regular eye exams are essential for your vision health, of course, but they can also be an important part of your overall health and wellness.
Your exam may include some or all of the following exams:
Visual Acuity Test
Visual Field Test
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Dilated Fundus Examination
Dry Eye Clinic
At The Eye Center, we have a Dry Clinic just for our patients who suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. Since there are so many possible causes and contributing factors, we work with each patient individually to identify the best options for treatment.
We vow to start your treatment with the most simple and inexpensive option. Some options are available without a prescription, including warm compresses, generic artificial tears, or drinking more water.
You don’t have to live with the constant discomfort of dry eye, thanks to a new FDA-cleared electronic treatment called LipiFlow®. (The Eye Center is the first area clinic approved for this treatment.)
LipiFlow goes beyond treating symptoms and actually treats a disease called MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction), the root cause of most dry eye.