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.
As part of a comprehensive eye examination, you will also experience the benefits of the latest high technology in primary eyecare--the Optomap Retinal Exam. This scanning laser ophthalmoscope is a wellness screening tool that assists us in the evaluation of your retina. In less than a second with one click of a button, this instrument non-invasively generates a high resolution, digital, color image which becomes a part of your permanent medical record. A computer enables us to enhance the digital image to see more of your retina, measure aspects of your eye, and magnify some of the finer details. We can also track changes in your eye over time by comparting each year's Optomap. The Optomap Retinal Exam contributes to our standard of care and improves your education and satisfaction.
Frames - Designer Lines - Safety Frames - Sports Frames - Childrens Frames - Sunglasses - Spring Hinges - Lightweight Space-age Metals - Large Selection Lens Features - Thin, Lightweight Lenses - Safety Lenses - Polycarbonate Lenses - Progressive Lenses - Computer Lenses - Sports Lenses - Transition Lenses - Special Tints - Anti-Reflective Coatings - Ultra-Violet Protection
- Designer Lines
- Safety Frames
- Sports Frames
- Childrens Frames
- Spring Hinges
- Lightweight Space-age
- Large Selection
- Thin, Lightweight Lenses
- Safety Lenses
- Polycarbonate Lenses
- Progressive Lenses
- Computer Lenses
- Sports Lenses
- Transition Lenses
- Special Tints
- Anti-Reflective Coatings
- Ultra-Violet Protection
We are able to provide you with any frame or lens design available. Our highly qualified optician and staff are able to adjust and fit your glasses to you for extended comfort and vision.
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.
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.
An exciting new option in eyecare! By correcting your myopia, or nearsightedness, overnight with Paragon CRT Therapeutic Lenses, you or your child can experience freedom from glasses or contacts, all day, every day. To learn more about this exciting non-surgical option to correct your vision now available at our office, call today!
Most people with vision correction issues are wanting to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure;
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks, even months.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you.
After the procedure, we take great care to monitor your eyes and adjust your medication for the best possible results.
Eye Infections, Eye Injuries, Dry Eyes
Our office provides emergency services for eye infections and eye injuries. Please call our office at 618-654-9848 during office hours or our emergency number; 618-341-8947 after hours or on weekends. 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 needed.
Eye Diseases; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes
If you have special eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, or complications from diabetes, you will require special attention to your eye care. We can effectively manage these conditions and prescribe the appropriate medications or, when necessary, arrange for surgery. We co-manage with surgeons and hospitals to assure your best overall care. If you would like information on any of these eye diseases, be sure to visit our EyeCyclopedia™ for detailed information and photographs that may help you to better understand your eye condition.
Our office provides working arrangements with eye surgeons and more specialized eye care doctors to provide many of the surgical services such as Cataract surgery, Laser surgery, Refractive surgery and Strabismic surgery, retinal detachments, retinal tears and hemorrhages. You can be assured that your eyes will be comprehensively managed by the best eye care professionals.
Seeing clearly is not enough. For many people, reading and hand-eye coordination tasks can be very difficult. The act of sight not only includes ones eyes, but it also includes the neurological activity that processes the visual information. Throwing a ball or skiing down a hill, is a learned activity; to do either well takes practice. Those who do it best are those who started learning at the earliest age. Sight plays an important role in the learning of these activities. Sight is the steering mechanism; it is the main activity that provides feedback regarding what really is happening. We provide Vision Therapy to help individuals learn how to process visual information and develop better hand-eye coordination skills.
People who have lost eyesight due to injuries or eye disease need special types of products to help them function as independently as possible. We offer a full range of these products through our office. Our paraoptometric staff is trained to demonstrate the use of some of these devices. They range all the way from a simple hand magnifier to a closed circuit TV system.
In addition, we can direct those who have low vision problems to products that will help them carry on the day-to-day tasks that they need to perform. In some cases we can set up a program for the low vision patient with the National Library of Congress to receive "books on tapes", which is a service for the blind.
We participate with VSP, EyeMed, Medicare, Medicaid, Vision Benefits of America, and Vision Care Plan.
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept cash, personal checks, ATM, American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, and Discover®.