We know your vision is important to you – and it’s important to us, too. 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 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 may be! We have the latest in diagnostic equipment in-office, and are committed to keeping up with eye care technology.
The OptoMap™ delivers a digital retinal image almost immediately to your eyecare physician without using dilating drops. In just a matter of seconds, an image is taken and can then be evaluated for overall health of the retina. Many eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal detachments can be detected. If these are found in the early stages, most can be treated without total vision loss. Therefore, it is very important to have a thorough retinal evaluation at your yearly eye exams. OptoMap™ is a quick, comfortable option for you!
Our professionals can fit you into contact lenses that are just right for you. We are experts in fitting contact lenses and can handle the most specialized needs & custom fits. Whether rigid or soft lenses, we are experienced in handling the most difficult of prescriptions.
If you have allergies or dry eye, then you know these 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 medications have made it possible for these people to eliminate the burning, itchy eyes associated with allergies and dry eye. Prescription medications 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 dry eye or special allergy needs.
Our in-office optical laboratory has the latest in equipment to not only fabricate your glasses, but to maintain and repair them should they become broken or damaged. We are able to tint, coat, harden and edge spectacle lenses. 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.
- Designer Lines - Safety Frames - Sports Frames - Childrens Frames - Sunglasses - Spring Hinges - 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
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 laser is used to create a flap in the cornea, which is then gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is then used to reshape 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.
Vision is typically improved instantly, and continues to improve over the next several days to weeks; however, each person heals at a different rate.
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. We do pre-operative & all post-operative appointments in our office.
Vision, in the broadest sense, is the global ability of the brain to extract, process and act on information presented to the eye. This complex process can be thought of as three major but related areas: visual acuity, which is largely dependent upon refractive status (prescription) and eye health; visual efficiency skills, representing eye focusing, teaming, and tracking skills; and visual information processing, representing the ability to recognize and discriminate visual stimuli and to interpret them correctly based upon previous experience. Every examination we provide, regardless of age, has these thoughts in mind.
Additionally, we have working arrangements established with other specialized eye care doctors to manage such things as retinal detachments, retinal tears, etc.
Our office provides emergency services for eye infections and eye injuries. Please call our office at 517-265-5444 during office hours or our emergency number (517-403-1770) 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.
Cataracts: The natural lens in the eye gradually becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities develop in the lens and the lens gets hazy, vision will be impaired. Our office can diagnose and manage cataract care. When the cataract affect the vision to the extent that you cannot read or see distant objects comfortably, we will recommend cataract surgery. Our office co-manages with cataract specialists that are proven experts in cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright new world of vision. Post-operative care is managed in our office.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is related to high pressure within the eye, but vascular disease and other diseases can also contribute to glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. Tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we typically prescribe medications that lower the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops. Laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma. Our office has advanced equipment for diagnosing & monitoring glaucoma, including an Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) & Humphrey Visual Field analyzer.
Diabetes: Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination at least once per year. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which ultimately leak and damage the retina. If this condition is discovered early, laser treatment can destroy these vessels and prevent further damage. We have the latest instruments used to detect changes in the back of the eye. If we discover advancing diabetic eye disease that can be treated or needs further evaluation, we will refer you for consultation and further testing to a board certified retinal specialist.
The InfantSEE program offers a FREE eye exam to infants 6-12 months of age. Many ocular health and vision problems can be detected very early in life, and the sooner they're caught, the better the prognosis. Even if you have insurance, we will not bill it; this is a completely free exam for all infants. Please schedule an exam for your precious little one today!
We participate with most major vision insurance plans including VSP™, BCBS, EyeMed, NVA, MEBS and Medicare. We also participate with most medical insurances for medical office visits.We will be happy to contact your insurance company to verify your benefits!