At The Center For Sight, we provide the opportunity to use our Optical Shop services as an extension of your examination or surgical procedure; thereby, providing a total eye care approach to your vision needs. We can fill your glasses prescription from The Center For Sight or any current prescription from other eye care practitioners. In addition, we can duplicate lens prescriptions from your old glasses. The Center For Sight offers a wide variety of frame selections, including many affordably priced designer frames and sunglasses as well as industrial, hunting and sports goggles.
Our highly experienced opticians are always available to help you select the frame that perfectly reflects your personal style.
The Center For Sight employs certified opticians at each of its optical shop locations. Our opticians have specialized training in optics and the qualities necessary to properly fit your glasses. They also have experience in fitting special lenses such as progressive bifocals, aphakic lenses, glasses to assist in low vision, prescription industrial lenses, and sport and ski goggles.
The Center For Sight and its Optical Shops participate in many vision plans. If your company currently has a vision plan, please let the optician know. We will see if you qualify for additional savings through your vision plan.
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Eye exams on a regular basis are important in order to maintain optimum vision and to detect eye diseases and conditions in their earliest stages. An eye exam may be scheduled with any of our doctors and will include a dilated retinal exam, complete eye health evaluation and glasses prescription, if necessary. Additional services, such as contact lens fittings are available.
Your eye exam may consist of the following routine tests to achieve an accurate prescription and to evaluate the health of your eyes:
- Bio Microscope Exam – The doctor uses the bio microscope to evaluate your ocular and retinal health, and to evaluate and monitor eye infection, such as pink eye, irritation or allergies and inflammations.
- Intraocular Pressure – Used in conjunction with dilation and the bio microscope, this test aids in the early detection of glaucoma.
- Pupil Response – The doctor or technician will perform this test to see if signals are reaching your brain as they should. Pupils should be reactive to both light and dark. If this is not the case, it could indicate retinal disease or other neurological problems like brain tumors.
- Visual Acuity – This is a simple measurement using an eye chart to see how well you can see with and without corrective lenses.
- Refraction – Refraction is used to determine whether or not you need a glasses prescription.
- Extraocular Muscles – The eyes are examined to make sure they are aligned and working together as a team. If the eyes are crossed, then the appropriate treatment, such as patching or spectacle lens wear, is indicated.
- Confrontational Visual Field Testing – This is used as a screening tool to ensure there are no limitations to the patient’s field of view. It can also aid in the detection of previous strokes and even brain tumors.
- Dilation – Dilation is used to both achieve an accurate prescription of your vision and to assist in the detection of existing and potential eye diseases and retinal disorders. Some of the conditions, which can be detected with dilation, include hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. We encourage our patients to plan for a driver due to dilation.
Comprehensive eye exams and first-time visits, including children’s exams, may take as long as one-to two hours. Please allow ample time for your examination.
More than 24 million people in the United States now wear contact lenses. Contacts are a good alternative to eyeglasses, depending on your eyes and lifestyle. Our optometrists are experienced in determining your tolerance for contact lenses and fitting all types of contacts including tinted lenses, astigmatic lenses, gas permeable and extended wear lenses. The development of new contact lens technologies have now made it possible to fit contact lenses for those individuals who were previously unable to wear contact lenses successfully. Contact lenses can provide a safe and effective way to correct vision when used with the proper care and supervision.
At The Center For Sight, we provide three options for you to obtain your contact lenses.
- Through our offices at either location
- A written prescription for you to take to the place of your choice
- Order on-line, which is convenient and less expensive
Upon your introduction to wearing contacts, The Center For Sight provides consultations with a trained Contact Lens Technician in order to teach you how to insert and remove, handle, and clean your contact lenses. With the proper training and follow-up care, contacts could improve both your vision and self-confidence.
*If you are interested in contact lenses, please advise our receptionist at the time you schedule your appointment.