Optivision – the eye clinic is located on the first floor, next to the imaging center.
Our goal is to serve you by helping you take care of your eyes’ health. We believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life and for this reason we provide you with professional and state-of-the-art eyecare.
Our Optometric Services include but are not limited to:
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Contact lens fittings
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
- Specialized testing and care for glaucoma
- Pre-and post-operative care for eye diseases
- Eye emergencies
- Foreign object removal
Visual disorders or diseases that are detected but are outside of our treatment scope are referred to an ophthalmologist who is a doctor that specializes in tertiary (higher level) medical and surgical care of the eye.
Comprehensive eye exams
- Testing visual acuity or refractive error
- Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
- Examination of peripheral visual field
- Color vision testing
- Analysis of the visual systems
- Examination of the external parts of the eye
- Intraocular pressure measurement
- Examination of the health of the entire eye
Do you have diabetes also called high blood sugar?
If you do, you are at a high risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that can lead to vision loss and even blindness. It affects people with diabetes and it is most common in people who do not control their blood sugar well.
What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?
Most people with diabetic retinopathy have NO symptoms until the disease is very advanced. By then, it is usually too late to do anything about the vision loss. That’s why it is important to get screened for the condition early. That way, doctors can take steps to protect your eyes before your vision is damaged.
When symptoms start, they can include:
- Blurry vision
- Dark or floating spots (picture)
- Trouble seeing things that are at the center of your focus when reading or driving
- Trouble telling colors apart
To check for diabetic retinopathy you need a comprehensive eye exam.
- For people with type 1 diabetes, yearly eye exams should start three to five years after diagnosis.
- For people with type 2 diabetes, yearly eye exams should start right after diagnosis.