Comprehensive Annual Eye Health Examination
Vance Vision Clinic Services
Framing and lens services
Your annual eye health examination is critical to preserving your vision whether or not you wear glasses. A comprehensive eye health examination includes visual inspection of the retina, macula, and optic nerve head as well as checking for diseases including (macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy) cataracts, and dry eye. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vance.
Vance Vision offers a wide variety of services to meet your visual needs.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States an it is on the rise. Blood glucose management, compliance with PCP instructions, as well as dietary management are all factors which reduce chances of diabetic eye disease. However, only annual dilated comprehensvie eye examinations allow early detection which is essential for preventing progression of ocular disease.
We fit lenses of all types including soft lenses, toric (astigmatism), multi-focal (presbyopic), and RGP (hard lenses).
We have a wide variety of frames and lens options to choose from including drill mount, progressive bifocals, transition, sunglasses and prescription sunglasses.
Glaucoma is typically an asymptomatic disease, seldom causing pain. Vision loss is typically unappreciated by patients until the disease has already progressed into its later stages. Glaucoma often goes undetected if not adequately assessed by an eye care professional.
Macular degeneration screening
Visual Fields testing for visual field loss from stroke, brain tumor, or other neurological conditions.
Assessment and care for eye injuries, dry eye, foreign body removal, pink eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, iritis, optic neuritis, and complete eye care for individuals of all ages.
Digital Retinal Photography
In addition to an eye examination, retinal photography is a preferred method to document a baseline for ocular disease management including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. It also allows you, the patient, to see your retinal (and macula) image on a large color screen for patient education. (photo at right)
3-D Retinal Imaging using O.C.T. (Optical coherence tomography)
In addition to an eye examination, OCT 3-D retinal imaging can allow Dr. Vance to detect subtle tissue changes at a much earlier stage in the disease process. With some diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, patients may have no symptoms in early stages. Early detection allow for the opportunity to slow disease progression early and reducing the likelihood of vision loss or blindness.
O.C.T. image of Optic nerve head using Optovue O.C.T. (courtesy of Optovue website)
Retinal photograph using panoramic montage fusion of 9 retinal images (courtesy of Kowa website)
Retinal photograph using digital retinal imaging technology (courtesy of Kowa website)
Photos obtained from Optovue and Kowa websites to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of our patients