At Eyewear Concepts, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.
Drs. Oltmanns & Shilman can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.
We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more.
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each eye. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.
Pre LASIK Testing
Pre LASIK Testing is an important exam that helps determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
To be considered a candidate for LASIK, you should be 18 years or older, be in good health, and not be nursing or pregnant. Patient considering LASIK should have stable vision for at least 1 year prior to surgery, be free of eye disease like keratoconus, glaucoma, or cataracts, not suffer from continuous dry eyes, and not have eye injuries or infections. Patients should also not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time; the precise length will be determined by your doctor on an individual basis.
Pre LASIK Testing involves a Dilated Comprehensive Eye Exam to allow our doctors an assessment of your prescription. Our doctors will also check your Binocular Vision to rule out any possible alignment issues and your tear film for dry eyes; both of these can cause side effects after LASIK. Pre LASIK Testing involves also checking your Topography, which is an exact topographical shape and power of the cornea, and checking your Pachymetry, which is the thickness of your corneas. LASIK corrects your vision by removing and reshaping the cornea, so patients with uniquely shaped corneas or very thin corneas may not be good LASIK patients.
New Contact Lens Training
If you are a new contact lens patient of any age, our certified paraoptometrics will help you! Our paras will instruct you in proper insertion, removal, and care for your contacts. We will help you feel comfortable in your contacts!
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An OCT is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that gives us an image of the retina. This imagining allows our doctors to see the distinct layers of your retina and to map and measure their thickness. These measurements can help provide treatment d guidance for like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye diseases. We do offer this to all our patients as a baseline screening. This is to see if there is any concerning issues. Anyone with a family history of eye diseases should consider this baseline.
Corneal Topography is a noninvasive imaging technique used to map the surface of the eye. A Corneal Topography can be useful to your doctor in diagnosing corneal diseases, planning for refractive surgeries like LASIK, and even fitting contact lenses.
Visual Field Testing
In Optometry, your field of vision is the entire area a person can see when their eyes are fixated on a certain point. A Visual Field Test is an examination that can detect dysfunction in the eyes’ central or peripheral vision. This test can show blind spots or a lowered response to light and stimuli. This can help your doctor diagnose eye diseases like glaucoma and even show visual responses from brain disorders like strokes or tumors. Visual Field Tests can also asses how eyelid problems like ptosis and drooping lids are affecting vision.
Fundus Photography is a noninvasive imaging technique used to take a colored image of the interior surface of the eye through the use of a microscope attached to a flash enabled camera. These images are used to diagnosis and monitor eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, macular edema,and retinal detachment. Due to the flash of light required for these images, most Fundus Photography requires dilation.
Comprehensive eye exams may include:
- Testing visual acuity or refractive error
- Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
- Examination of peripheral visual field
- Color vision testing
- Analysis of the visual systems
- Examination of the external parts of the eye
- Intraocular pressure measurement
- Examination of the health of the entire eye
Our Optometric Services:
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Contact lens fittings
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
- Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
- Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
- Eye emergencies
- Foreign object removal
- Vision services for visually impaired