Eye Associates of West Jefferson provides a number of services for children and adults.
Refractions are the tests you take at the beginning of a routine eye exam. This test determines exactly what prescription you need for your glasses or contact lenses. 20/20 value is considered optimum, but in some cases, corrective lenses can help a person achieve 20/15 or even 20/10. During the refraction, your eye doctor will have you remove your glasses or contacts and attempt to read the smallest letters on a chart across the room. The 2nd part of the test involves a phoroptor machine, in which you look through holes and the doctor presents several pairs of lenses, asking you which one is clearer. The calculations found through this test determine your prescription.
If you’re tired of your glasses fogging up, don’t like how you look with glasses, want an impact-free solution for playing sports or simply want to make a change, contacts may be for you. Most individuals can wear contact lenses, unless an eye condition prevents you from seeing 20/20 with contacts. Your eye doctor will help you determine if contacts are right for you. There are gas permeable contract lenses, which are permanent and fit over your pupil and soft contact lenses which fit over your iris and pupil. Soft contact lenses are most common and can be changed daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Eye Associates of West Jefferson will fit you for customized contact lenses, including toric lenses for astigmatism.
Our ophthalmologist(s) will help you find glasses that allow you to see 20/20, offering plastic, glass, bifocal, and transition lenses. Once we find your perfect lens prescription, we’ll let you choose from our vast variety of frames to fit your style and your face. We carry several top name brands and have everything from small black or silver frames to embellished details, to larger frames. We also have all the accessories you need, including cases, chains, cleaning kits, clip on sunglasses, and repair kits.
Children need specialty eye care services to monitor the growth of their eyes, protect their changing vision as their eyes develop, and meet the needs of young children who need additional attention to understand the eye exam process and feel comfortable with wearing glasses. We also have frames designed for children who play sports.
Our staff has retina specialists available to prevent and treat conditions of the retina. These include detached retinas, diabetic retinopathy, floaters and flashes, flourescein angiography, macular degeneration, retinal artery occlusion, and many others.
Eye Associates of West Jefferson also offer cosmetic services, including laser eye surgery to permanently correct your vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. We take detailed measurements of your eyes and schedule your surgery. The procedure itself takes a few hours total and you will be home the same day.
Our West Jefferson eye care clinic test for and treats glaucoma, with one of several painless tests. We may test for one or all of these: inner eye pressure, shape and color of optic nerve, complete field of vision, angle in the eye where iris meets the cornea, and the thickness of the cornea. If glaucoma is detected early, most people can undergo treatment to reverse and prevent the advancement of the disease and save their vision. Treatments include eye drops, pills, laser surgery, and traditional eye surgery as needed. The goal is to lower eye pressure and prevent the loss of vision.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which is a fairly common condition in middle age and older adults that can occur in one or both eyes. Treatment begins with drops and a change in prescription, but is usually permanently resolved with surgery. This surgery replaces your natural lenses with artificial, clear implants.