Adult Primary Eye Care Services
Primary eye care services include comprehensive vision and ocular health evaluations. A battery of tests is performed to assess visual function. With the clinical information gathered, the doctor determines the patient’s eyeglass or contact lens prescription if corrective lenses are necessary. Additionally, the primary eye care evaluation will determine the status of he patient’s ocular health. During the ocular health evaluation, the doctor will measure intraocular pressure and thoroughly examine a patient’s eyes using pupil dilation. Dilating a patient’s pupils allows the doctor to detect problems or disease processes such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or macular degeneration. If signs of ocular disease are detected, the patient may be referred to the appropriate eye care specialist.
Contact lens care is also available in the primary eye care services at The Eye Institute. Patients have access to a comprehensive selection of contact lenses, based upon the recommendation of their eye care provider. Soft contact lenses for daily wear and overnight wear are available for just about any prescription, including lenses for astigmatism and bifocal wearers. Tinted lenses that change eye color, lenses for athletes, and one-day disposable lenses are just some of the new additions that are available at The Eye Institute. For patients that require more specialized contact lenses, please refer to the section on Specialty Contact Lens Care. At The Eye Institute, your contact lens care will always be thorough with detailed attention to the fitting process, and careful follow-up to ensure good vision with the lenses, and excellent ocular health.
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