EYE CARE SERVICES

Comprehensive Exams

Having your eyes examined is an easy, comfortable & pain-free experience. Using a mix of highly sophisticated and very simple test equipment Dr. Holsclaw-Jones and Dr. Jones-Cannon are able to quickly asses the eye’s condition and discover the presence of any problems with your vision & your general health overall.

Your vision is the most important sense that you have. That’s why having a comprehensive eye exam is so important. Your annual exam can detect eye diseases at an early stage of progression to allow treatment before they turn into something serious. An exam can also detect diabetes, cancer, brain tumors & high blood pressure.

For adults, it’s the key to maintaining great vision, eye health, and overall health as well. It can not only identify refractive errors but also detect the early warning signs of diabetes & hypertension, reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack & more.

For children, an eye exam can be even more important because 80% of everything a child learns by age 12 is acquired visually. Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability among U.S. children.

Each year, eye diseases account for $16 billion in health care spending- more than breast cancer, lung cancer or HIV. If you’re like most people, you’ll find an eye exam is as fascinating as it is painless. Best of all, you’ll know you’re on your way to the healthiest vision possible. Take care of your vision & your general health and book an exam today!

Emergency Eye Care

Whether you think you received pink eye from the grandson, a piece of metal flew into your eye while you were grinding, or your allergies are so bad you can’t stop crying, we can help.  We offer a full service eye care experience.  And if you need to see a specialist, we work with the best in the Tri-Cities and can get you scheduled with them.

Diabetic Eye Disease

This is one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults.  Diabetes affects small blood vessels throughout the body and the eye is no exception.  The National Institute of Health estimates that 40 to 45 percent of Americans with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy.  One advantage we have in eye care is the ability to view the blood vessels in your retina (the lining of the back of the eye).  Here we can see vessels that aren’t covered by skin or muscle, allowing us to see if diabetes is damaging vessels in the retina and therefore throughout the body.  It’s recommended that diabetic patients be seen at least once per year for a comprehensive eye examination.  Those on insulin should come at least every six months.  As with most medical conditions, early detection is the key.

Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This potentially devastating condition tends to affect people later in life but early signs can be detected in those as young as 40.  Supplements are available to slow the progression of the condition if detected early and we utilize genetic testing to determine which supplements are right for you.

Cataracts

Cataracts are like gray hair… if you’re lucky enough to live into your 50’s, you have cataracts.  A cataract is simply a darkening or opacification of a lens inside the eye.  When it gets too dark it becomes too hard to see through and we have to remove it and replace it with an artificial lens.  Luckily, the procedure has become very routine and most patients will shed the need for corrective glasses afterwards.  New lens implants allow good vision up close and far way, even for people with astigmatism.

Glaucoma

Also known as the ‘Silent Thief of Sight,’ glaucoma is a common condition that presents without symptoms until the late stages of the disease.  This makes early detection the key.  If caught early, treatment is often as easy as one eye-drop at bed time.  More advance cases can necessitate multiple surgeries.  Yearly eye exams are the best way to protect you from vision loss from glaucoma.

Low Vision Evaluations & Device Training

For patients who cannot be optimally corrected with glasses or contact lenses alone, we offer an array of low vision devices for purchase as well as training of the devices to improve quality of life.

Ancillary Diagnostic Testing

We utilize the most advanced, up to date technology to ensure the best care. We boast visual field tests, optical coherence tomography, wide field retinal cameras, extended color testing and much more.

Understanding the Tear Film & Dry Eye

The tear film consists of three layers on the outer surface of your eye and is largely responsible for everyday visual comfort. When the tear film is compromised or destabilized, the eye surface becomes easily irritated and may become red, watery, scratchy feeling and generally uncomfortable. The top oily layer of the tear film is the protective coating on the eye surface that keeps the middle watery layer intact. When oil production is inhibited, the watery layer of the eye surface is left exposed. This is the root cause for the majority of those with Dry Eye.

Many treatments for Dry Eye symptoms and most prescription medications have proved effective to treat tear deficiency or to reduce inflammation for a certain segment of the Dry Eye population. It is best to determine the root cause of your Dry Eye with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper treatment that is best for you.

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