During your visit, we make every effort to ensure that your eye health and vision remain at their best. Our staff will ask questions about your health, lifestyle, and how you use your eyes. That information will start the process to ensure you receive a thorough eye health and vision examination.
The visual system is a delicate and complicated part of the human anatomy. All parts of the eye and many parts of the overall body affect your ability to see. In our comprehensive eye health and vision examination, the health of your eyes are evaluated from cornea to retina.
Drs. Bryant and Miller will use a powerful microscope and magnifier to examine the inside of the eye where tiny vessels are visible. These tiny structures show the first signs of systemic disease such as high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries, and nerve conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.
The retina of the eye is a delicate structure that can be damaged by trauma and systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) cause by thinning of the retina, is an irreversible disease of the eye although new treatments are showing promise.
The nerves that transmit electrical impulses from the retina can become damaged by glaucoma. Glaucoma most often results from increased pressure from poor drainage of the fluid of the eye. This pressure bears down on the delicate nerves of the eye, causing permanent damage. The onset of glaucoma is subtle and requires early intervention for successful treatment.
If I'm seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?
Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.
Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.
Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones - that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.
Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.
Many vision problems can begin at an early age too, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.
When should my child have their eyes examined?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor’s recommendations. It's important for parents to make sure their children's eyes are healthy. Approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision.
Good eye health and vision is important to your child's learning, and vision problems can affect their performance in school. Undetected or untreated vision problems can hinder a child's ability to perform to their full potential in school. In fact, many eye diseases can impair vision or lead to vision loss, which is why it is important for people of all ages to have their eyes checked regularly.
At least 10 to 15 percent - or 8 to 12 million - children are at risk for vision impairment. Prevention of these conditions can be easy and can help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, so schedule your child's eye exam today! While you're at it, schedule your own exam too!
Special Testing Means Extra Special Eye Care
We participate with many vision care insurance plans including Vision Service Plan (VSP), EyeMed, Superior Vision, Community Eye Care, Block Vision, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare Vision, Cigna Vision, North Carolina Healthchoice, and Medicaid.
Some of the plans we participate in are Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medicare, Humana, Medcost, Medicaid, and North Carolina Healthchoice.
Please call our office to verify participation with your major medical plan.
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept Care Credit, Cash, Personal Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept most HSA and Flex spending cards.