Our patient care standards are unequaled. We combine highly skilled professionals with the newest, sate-of-the-art instrumentation for quick and comfortable care. Our friendly doctors and staff serve your needs, while providing the most complete eye care you’ll experience.
We are full service eye care professionals
At our office, our doctors believe in providing the best possible eye care through new technology and instrumentation. As primary gatekeepers of your eyes, our doctors will provide a thorough screening for all ocular conditions that can cause damage to your eyes.
To determine the overall health of your eyes, our examinations consists of:
- Comprehensive patient eye history
- Automatic computer refractions to determine your exact prescription
- Prescription for distance, intermediate and/or near vision
- Ocular health screening for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, and other conditions
Consistent with the recommendations of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Northwest Eye Care strongly recommends that all patients receive a retinal-screening test along with their routine eye examination. Retinal screenings helps detect such conditions as degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and many systemic vascular problems such as, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension and arteriolosclerosis.
Dilated Fundus Examination
Dilation enables the doctor to examine the eye for cataracts, glaucoma, and other conditions that may result in loss of vision. Early signs of diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and high blood pressure can be detected. In addition, the doctor can examine the retina for any holes, tears, detachments, or tumors.
In order to dilate the eyes, drops are instilled which widen the pupils within 20-30 minutes. Your vision, especially reading vision, may become blurred for about 3-4 hours. Dilation also has a tendency to make your eyes more sensitive to light, so disposable sunglasses are available to ease the glare from the sun.
Optomap Retinal Examination
In lieu of a Dilated Fundus Examination, An Optomap Retinal Exam provides your doctor with a view of approximately 82% of your retina in a single photo capture, which helps your doctor to evaluate your vision health. An Optomap Retinal Exam is quick, painless, has no lasting side effects, and does not require dilating eye drops. Early signs of macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension can be detected, in addition to eye birth defects and retinal tears, holes, or detachments. a benefit of an annual Optomap Retinal Exam is a permanent record to compare and track potential eye conditions.
Optomap Retinal Exams are covered by few insurances. If not covered, the cost is $34.00
A contact lens is a medical device and can be worn to correct vision, as well as for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. In the United States, all contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones, require a prescription. They must be properly fitted and prescribed by an Eye Care Professional.
An eye examination is needed to determine an individual’s suitability for contact lenses. This typically includes a refraction to determine the proper power of the lens and an assessment of the health of the eye.
Prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses may be similar, but are not interchangeable.
Contact lens prescriptions generally expire on a yearly basis, unless otherwise determined by your eye doctor.
We specialize in contact lenses that are worn daily, bi-weekly, monthly, or in some cases, continuous extended wear.
Having the capability to meet nearly all of your vision correction needs, our program is simple, but your benefits are vast. If you currently wear, or have the desire to wear contact lenses, choosing us is your best, first step.
We fit contact lenses by understanding your needs:
- What is your lifestyle?
- What are your daily visual demands?
- Do you plan to wear contact lenses part-time or full-time?
Through your comprehensive eye exam, retinal screening, and consultation with a Eye Care Professional, the cadidacy for corrective eye surgery may be evaluated.
Our doctors work closely with:
- Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute
- Evergreen Eye Center
Acute Eye Care
Our doctors are available to help treat acute eye injuries and infections, including:
- Dry Eyes
- Acute Allergies
- Corneal Abrasions
- Retinal Detachments
- Foreign Bodies
- Bacterial and Viral Infections
Our doctors work closely with several specialists in the event of a necessary referral. Please contact us for questions or concerns.
In the event of an emergency after business hours, PLEASE CALL 911, or go to the nearest Emergency Room.