Comprehensive Eye Exam
Keep seeing and looking your best by having your eyes checked annually. Most eye diseases do not have symptoms to warn you of a problem because there are no pain receptors inside the eyes. This is why it is important to have your eyes examined every year to detect eye health problems before they impair your vision. Most of what you do is dependent on your eyes: sports, computer work, school, studying, working, reading, driving a car, shopping, balance, hobbies, watching TV or movies, your energy level, and even just walking around.
Contact Lens Exam
Whether you are considering wearing contact lenses for the first time, or if you are looking for the latest technology, we will help you maximize your comfort and vision. We fit contact lenses for every type of person and lifestyle. We recommend daily disposable lenses for many of our patients who experience dryness or discomfort. Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in convenience, and are one of the healthiest options for your eyes. There is no need to clean them; just replace them after each use. They are also ideal for traveling because you do not need to bring contact lens solutions or cases, and you always have spare pairs. Contact lenses are healthy to wear, require very little maintenance, and allow for freedom from glasses. A contact lens eye health evaluation is performed annually to evaluate for complications associated with contact lens usage. Contact lenses are a Class A Medical device as defined by the FDA. As a result, improper usage of contact lenses can lead to increased risks for eye infections and inflammation. Many of these problems can be prevented through proper maintenance and evaluations on a regular basis.
Medical Eye Exam
Did you know there are over 200 common diseases that can manifest inside the human eye? A lot of these eye diseases have a systemic correlation, and can lead to significant vision loss. The doctors at Sunshine Optometry have extensive training in the treatment and management of complex eye diseases. By using a combination of the latest technology and co-managing with a network of highly skilled specialists, we are able to ensure the best treatment for our patients for both their eyes and their body as a whole. Commonly managed eye diseases include amblyopia (lazy eye), blepharitis, conjunctivitis (pink eye), dry eye, glaucoma, hordeola (styes), scratched corneas, and macular degeneration. Some common conditions that affect both your body and your eyes include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and more!
Infant Eye Exam
Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. Also, they need to learn how to use the visual information the eyes send to their brain in order to understand the world around them and interact with it appropriately. Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays. It is important to detect any problems early to ensure children have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn.
Retinal Imaging Photography
Our new digital retinal camera takes high resolution photographs of your eyes. The painless procedure assists the doctor in the early detection of many disorders including glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and many more vision threatening conditions. The images are stored in your medical record and compared with images during future exams. This allows the doctor to observe even the smallest change from the previous exam. Retinal photographs are also an invaluable educational tool that can help your eye doctor to better explain the state of your health and well being. By reviewing your images with your doctor, they can point out changes or areas to observe and also explain treatment options. Another age-old saying is that knowledge is power, so the more educated you are about eye health, the better you’ll understand what is being recommended to you and why it is important.
Specialty Contact Lenses: Scleral, Gas Permeable, Ortho-K
Some specialty contact lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. They are also used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for people with severe dry eyes caused by conditions. For individuals who wish to be free from reading glasses, multifocal contacts are available. Specialty contact lenses are custom-made for each wearer, so fitting these specialty contacts demands greater expertise and significantly more time than fitting standard contact lenses. We also offer orthokeratology, a specialty contact lenses that reshapes the front curvature of the eyes resulting in clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. These type of lenses may slow the progression of nearsightedness, and is a safe and non-surgical alternative for some patients who are not candidates for surgical vision correction.