Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. We see sees patients of all ages from infants to seniors. The American Optometric Association recommends that adults should be examined every 1-2 years, and every year after the age of 60.
Our clinic makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.
Utilizing cutting edge technology, we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.
It is important for parents to understand that a screening at a pediatrician’s office or at a school is not the same as the comprehensive exam that is performed by an eye doctor.
Passing a vision screening does not signify
a clean bill of eye health.
Vision screenings are limited; they cannot detect serious eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Vision screenings are brief tests that can help determine whether someone is at risk for common vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. In most cases, vision screenings only check a person’s visual acuity (clarity of vision at a distance). This involves identifying the smallest letters you can read on a vision chart (Snellen chart). Only an eye doctor can conduct a comprehensive eye exam. Not only do comprehensive eye exams test visual acuity, they also evaluate the health of the eyes, from front to back using special tests and equipment. Tests can include those that check signs for cataracts, glaucoma and detached retina. Depending on the specific tests performed, an eye exam can take one to two hours to complete.
With aging comes an increased need for comprehensive eye exams and for high-level, advanced treatment of many common ocular diseases. In addition, more and more of the global elderly population is enjoying their golden years with an active and healthy lifestyle. Nowadays, there is an unprecedented quality of life for seniors that makes quality geriatric eye care even more important than ever. Furthermore, when providing optometric care for seniors, collaboration between all medical providers is critical. Many elderly patients take a variety of medicines, and there’s often a complicated medical picture. Communication and the full sharing of information is the best way to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate, individualized eye care.
A contact lens prescription is not the same as a spectacle prescription! In addition to the optical correction of your eye, a contact lens prescription contains detailed information about the design of the lens. The doctors at B-Town Eyecare provide precise contact lens evaluations and training for patients of all ages. Our philosophy and technique of fitting patients has proven extremely successful in nearly all cases. These contact lens experts will analyze each case as unique, from a thorough case history to precise measurements of the eyes. Advanced technology helps diagnose the lens that provides the best fit, vision, comfort and health for the eyes. Happy, successful contact lens wearers are something that we are very proud of. We prescribe the best in contact lens technology and have made a commitment to educate our patients on all new advances in the industry.
Finding the right eyewear goes beyond improving your vision. It makes a statement about who you are. Your choice affects not only how you see but also how you are seen by others. With so many styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming. Choosing the best the frames to fit your face properly is more than just based upon looks. We have a team of expert opticians that can find exactly the right frames for you that not only look great but fit great as well. Having the properly produced lens is extremely important to your overall comfort and long term vision health. We will help you find the best fit for your personality and individual style, whether you have specific needs for general wear, computer use, sun, sports, reading, driving or even a hobby. We have a great selection of frames and lenses to help improve your vision and help you look your absolute best!