Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of your problems. We will have you fill out your medical history and demographics in advance in most cases to facilitate your first visit. A screening evaluation by our technicians will precede your exam by a doctor. You will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and full retinal exam. Further diagnostic testing such as optic nerve imaging and computerized visual field testing may also be done, if indicated by the doctors findings.
Children with unrecognized vision problems or eye health conditions face many barriers in life, including academic, social and athletic obstacles. High quality vision care can break down these barriers and enable your child to reach their greatest potential.
Vision does not just happen...it takes years for a child to develop the visual abilities necessary for life. During our examination we assess these abilities and correlate them with your child's specific visual needs.
Eighty percent of all learning takes place through the visual system. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn and live successfully.
The American Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults -- not only to detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems -- but also to maintain eye health. For example, glaucoma, a optic nerve disease often caused by increased pressure in the eye, commonly goes unnoticed by adults. Regular vision examinations are also important for the prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today's academic and professional demands.
Twenty-first century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or vision therapy.
In addition to providing excellent eye care, we are proud to offer comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings. One of our top priorities is to offer you outstanding vision and comfort for your contact lens needs. In addition to routine contact lens fitting, we also fit specialty contact lenses for patients with unique visual demands or patients with diseased corneas. Our office utilizes disposable soft lenses from Vistacon, CIBA, Bausch and Lomb and Cooper Vision. We offer custom correction in soft lenses designed for high prescriptions, astigmatism and bifocal application. Because of their superior optics, rigid gas permeable lenses are the perfect answer to correcting different aberrations presented by the cornea and visual system. Rigid gas permeable lenses have been proven in numerous research studies to slow the progression of near sightedness in most individuals.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye associated with slow, progressive loss of peripheral vision. Although there are many types of glaucoma, "open angle glaucoma" is the most common. The most important risk factors include age, race, elevated eye pressure, family history of glaucoma, and other systemic health problems such as diabetes. Other types of glaucoma are less common, such as narrow angle glaucoma, and can be detected by a thorough eye examination. We consider many factors before deciding whether you need treatment for glaucoma, or whether you should be monitored closely as a glaucoma suspect. Our glaucoma evaluation includes measuring your intraocular pressure, the thickness of your cornea, and inspecting the drainage angle of your eye. We also evaluate whether or not there is any optic nerve damage, test the peripheral vision of each eye (visual field testing), and perform computerized imaging. The key to successful management is early detection and regular follow-up examination. Once diagnosed with glaucoma, therapy usually includes drops, but may also involve specialized glaucoma surgery, including laser.
When standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery cannot provide sharp sight and the impairment interferes with a person's ability to perform everyday activities, an individual is said to have low vision. Thanks to the developments in the field of vision rehabilitation, we can maximize the use of the remaining vision, improving the quality of life. Each type of vision problem requires a unique therapeutic approach. Treatment plans may include prescription of glasses, custom telescopic or microscopic glasses, therapeutic filters, full-spectrum lighting and/or video magnification. Our goal is to maximize visual function for activities of daily living.
For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, Evanston Eyecare offers a complete optical department. Since your prescription can be filled at the same place it was written, you will not only save time and travel, you will also have the security of knowing the doctor who wrote the prescription is available to answer questions. Our office is staffed with experienced opticians who specialize in high fashion eyewear and carry an assortment of designer frames.
Evanston Eyecare on Main
Evanston Eyecare on Sherman
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