Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit Lamp Examinations, Dilated Eye Exams, Refraction for Glasses and Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Pressure Testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
Guarding against vision loss is essential to maintaining your quality of life. That is why we employ the most advanced medical technology to assess your vision and the health of your eyes.
As part of the comprehensive eye exam at Chagrinvalley Optometrists you will be checked for the development of eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as other conditions affecting the retina, demonstrate few if any overt signs or symptoms until irreparable damage to your eyesight has occurred.
The iWellness Exam utilizes state-of-the-art technology designed to reveal changes in retinal anatomy to identify if you are displaying any early signs of retinal disease or glaucoma. With an iWellness Exam our doctors can obtain detailed views and information about your retinal health that are not available with other current in-office techniques. An iWellness Exam is a quick, non-invasive, and painless scan that utilizes high resolution OCT imaging technology (optical coherence tomography) to visualize and then analyze the structures deep within your eyes. Your iWellness Exam will generate a comprehensive report of the status of your eye health, which will be reviewed with you during your visit.
Detecting diseases that can threaten your eyesight in their earliest stages facilitates the most effective management and care.
As highly skilled eye care professionals, the optometrists at Chagrinvalley are well equipped to handle many types of eye emergencies and stand ready to provide you, as well as any member of your family, with prompt and effective care.
If you have received an injury to your eye, gotten something stuck in your eye, your eye is red or painful, or are experiencing a sudden loss of vision or unusual visual disturbances, it is important that you contact our office right away for care. These are urgent situations that may require immediate attention to prevent more serious consequences, including increased injury, infection, and even vision loss. By utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and providing expert care, our optometrists at Chagrinvalley will precisely diagnose, treat, and help you to manage your eye care emergency.
Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam at an early age, and then maintaining the recommended eye care schedule as they are growing up, is the very best way that you can ensure your child’s vision development and make certain that they acquire the visual skills they need to fully participate in all of their activities. According to guidelines established by the American Optometric Association a child should receive an eye exam at the ages of 6 months, 3 years, before kindergarten, and then once every two years. However, in the presence of certain risk factors or diagnosed vision issues, more frequent exams may be recommended. Furthermore, children who are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses should be checked annually.
At Chagrinvalley Optometrists we are skilled and experienced providers of comprehensive vision care for children and will do our very best to make sure that their eyes are strong and healthy as they grow. Our specialized pediatric eye care services include child friendly and age appropriate exams to check visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, as well as problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes, dyslexia, a color blindness, disease or medical conditions. Depending upon the findings at your child’s eye exam visit, eyeglasses, vision therapy, or additional procedures will be prescribed as needed.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.
We do fit specialty contacts for corneal disease such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. We also do duette hybid lenses for astigmatism.
ORTHO-K is short for Orthokeratology. Ortho-K is a non-surgical eye treatment that uses a unique kind of gas-permeable contact lens that gradually changes the cornea's curvature. Currently this treatment is primarily used to temporarily correct nearsightedness. The main benefit of Ortho-k is it eliminates the need for daily wear of eyeglasses or day time contact lenses. First the patient’s refractive error is measured which determines the degree of correction necessary. Then, a corneal topographer will map the front curvature of the eye. You doctor will then determine the parameters of Ortho-K lenses needed for treatment. These parameters include, diameter, curvatures, thickness and material just to name a few. Each lens is a custom designed depending on the patients eye anatomy and correction needed. The Ortho-K lenses will be worn while sleeping each night around 8 hours and removed in the morning. The result will be improved vision thru this gentle reshaping of the cornea.
Ortho-K is safe for all ages, however eyes must be healthy. Ortho-k lenses are sometimes called “corneal reshaping contact lenses.” This procedure is considered to be a perfectly safe and reversible non-surgical procedure that has no recovery or healing time. Ortho-k lenses are FDA approved, and have predictable results.
At our office we offer vision therapy exercises and programs best suited for your visual needs. Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you more clearly, than objects far away.
The degree of your nearsightedness determines your ability to focus on distant objects. People with severe nearsightedness can see clearly only objects just a few inches away, while those with mild nearsightedness may clearly see objects several yards away.
Nearsightedness may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. Nearsightedness tends to run in families.
A comprehensive eye exam can confirm nearsightedness. You can easily correct the condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam.
For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. We carry a wide selection of luxury eyewear and designer frames.
If you suffer from seasonal or chronic dry eye syndrome, then you know how uncomfortable it can be. You also know what it’s like to feel self-conscious about your eyes being bloodshot all the time. What you might not know, however, is some of the science behind dry eye syndrome.
Dry eye syndrome is the result of one of two issues. The first is eyes that don’t produce enough tears to keep up with evaporation. (This, as you might expect, can be easily exacerbated by windy, sunny or otherwise dry conditions.) The other cause of dry eye syndrome is eyes that produce low quality tears that fail to adequately lubricate the eyes. Old age, being female, having rheumatoid arthritis and a history of LASIK eye surgery all make a person more likely to suffer from both of these problems. And while you may focus on the discomforts and aesthetics of dry eyes, there are significant eye health risks that also accompany the condition, including corneal damage. What are your treatment options exactly? First, at-home remedies like avoiding exposure to potential allergens and using over-the-counter eye drops. If this doesn’t work, prescription drops and pills may be necessary. Finally, if these fail, surgery or specially-designed tear duct plugs may be the answer. Are you ready to take control of your dry eye symptoms? Why wait another day to seek professional advice? All you have to do is pick up with phone or use our online scheduler to set up an eye exam.