Our office will be closed on Saturday, July 13 due to the Three French Hens downtown market.

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Your eye care is an important part of your overall health care.

At our practice we strive to offer our patients the highest quality vision care and service. Each of our staff members are professionally trained to assist you in making informed decisions about what products and procedures will best benefit you and your individual eye care needs.

Eye & Vision Exams
Contact Lens Exams
LASIK Eye Surgery
Eye Surgery
Hard To Fit Contacts
Computer Vision Treatment

Eye & Vision Exams

Routine eye examinations are important for several reasons. First of all, we want to do a thorough examination to ensure your eyes are healthy. We also want to look for any problems to catch them before you even have any symptoms.

Some conditions we often detect are glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The sooner we discover these problems, the easier treating them will be. Early detection also gives us the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms, including vision loss.

During an examination, especially if it is your first visit, we go over your history. We also discuss your daily life and any problems you may be having. It is important to let us know all of the medications you are on before we start the examination.

Then one of our doctors/our doctor will perform a thorough examination of your eyes, eyelids, and inner eyes, using magnification and light. If needed, we may also test your eye pressure to help identify glaucoma.

Children usually get their eyes and vision checked during routine visits with their pediatrician. However, as adults, we have to make time and remember to get our eyes checked regularly. It is really important to schedule routine examinations if you have a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain work conditions or medications.

We recommend checking your eyes every two years, though if you have any eye or vision issues, you should be seen yearly or bi-yearly.

Contact Lens Exams

The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.

Scheduling your general eye exam and your contact lens exam for the same visit will save you time and money. Performing these exams at different locations or with different optometrists can lead to repeated tests and additional fees.

Our contact lens exams include questions about your lifestyle and the various options available to you. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market that can be changed at different frequencies: daily, weekly, monthly. Rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are an option that often provide sharper vision than traditional soft lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are an option to correct vision issues that develop with age (presbyopia). So is monovision, which is a special technique where one eye corrects for distance vision and the other eye corrects for near vision. Some contacts even allow you to change eye color.

LASIK Eye Surgery

Here at Looking Out Vision, we are proud to co-manage LASIK surgery. We can tell you whether you are a good candidate or not. Whether you have realistic expectations or not. And help you pick out the best surgeon for your exact eye problem. Most patients would rather come back to our office for the 1-Day, 1-Week and 1-Month post-op appointments.

LASIK can help people who are nearsighted as well those who have astigmatism. It is not a cure for needing reading glasses, and it does not work if you have a strong far-sighted prescription. And around age 40 or 45 you will begin to need reading glasses.

LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap is in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then returned to its original position, and the surgery is complete.

LASIK is becoming quite popular because it works well. It has a high success rate. The procedure itself is quick, taking only about ten minutes. Most patients require only local anesthetics, which is given in eye-drop form.

The procedure is pretty painless, and you won’t have to deal with stitches or bandages. Most people see a difference in their vision right away.

Every surgery has risks, so it is important to discuss the surgery, side effects, and recovery with our doctors so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you.

Eye Surgery

Here at Looking Out Vision, we are proud to provide eye surgery for our patients.

It is our goal to practice the highest standard of care, and we do this by utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We want to be able to provide you with the care you deserve.

After a thorough examination, we will go over your options, and together we can decide the best way to treat your eyes, even if that means surgery. It is our goal to make you feel comfortable while you are having your surgery. We will do everything we can to make the process as easy on you as possible.

We are also dedicated to the follow-up after surgery. We want to ensure that you are recovering well and that your eyes are healing like they should. We are here for you every step of the way.

Hard To Fit Contacts

Here at Looking Out Vision, we are dedicated to finding the right type of contacts, even hard-to-fit ones, for our patients.

There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, so finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, and more. However, we believe that comfort is also very important when it comes to giving you good vision.

Soft contact lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, so they are very helpful for people suffering from dry eye. Soft contact lenses are disposable, so you can change them when needed to keep your eyes healthy.

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions that cause blurry vision such as an astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and can improve vision to almost 20/20. They do not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses. However, they are not as comfortable, so adjusting to them can take a bit of time. They are durable and very good for people who struggle with bad vision.

Toric lenses are designed specifically for people with astigmatism. They come in both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people who have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. They are the preferred contact lenses of people with astigmatism.

Computer Vision Treatment

Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Some people with an astigmatism will feel completely normal until they get in front of a computer and the condition seems to come back into play. Just as some people use glasses for driving at night there are glasses specifically designed for use with a computer.

Simple factors, such as proper lighting and posture, can make a big difference. Most people don’t realize how hard their eyes are working in front of a computer screen and preventive measures may sound obvious but are frequently overlooked or ignored. Adjusting the screen resolution or checking the brightness and contrast can instantly ease the tension on your eyes. Double check the screen settings for your computer and take breaks if you spend long hours in front of the computer as well. If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, posture, and the distance in front of your computer screen. If computer vision symptoms persist, call us to set up a consultation and we can do a full diagnosis. We will evaluate the best method in treating your digital eye strain so computer vision does not become an ongoing issue and lead to a bigger eye problem. This eye condition is quite common so don’t hesitate to take the proper steps to improve your vision today.

Your eye care is an important part of your overall health care.

At our practice we strive to offer our patients the highest quality vision care and service. Each of our staff members are professionally trained to assist you in making informed decisions about what products and procedures will best benefit you and your individual eye care needs.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our doctors specialize in school exams, routine vision exams, medical eye problems and Medicare exams. We take our time and love to explain things.

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Eye Infections

Infections are easier to treat when they are just beginning. We promise to work in eye infections the same day you call for an appointment.

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Contact Lenses

We use all the new brands – even bifocal contacts.

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Dry Eyes

Our doctors are experienced in treating mild irritation to horrible itchy scratchy eyes – dry eyes can be a major problem to patients. Several new therapies are available.

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Glaucoma Treatment

Usually a problem for patients over 40 years old. We do all the testing and treatment.

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Eye Allergies

Do you get the watery, itchy eyes, especially in the spring and fall? Several new medications are available.

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Computer Eyestrain

Starring at the computer screen all day can really strain your eyes. Sometimes bifocals don’t work well, due to position of the screen. Computer glasses can really help.

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Foreign Body Removal

Get it out before it starts to rust in your eye.
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Emergency Eye Care

If you have an eye emergency after office hours, contact the office and you will be directed to the doctor’s home or cell phone number.

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Business Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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