Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At The Eye Site in Copley, we provide a variety of services, from general exams to post-op care. We also carry a wide selection of eyeglass frames and contact lenses for our patients as well.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
We offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health.
Our optometrists will perform a visual exam to take a look at the back of your eyes and eyelids. This is done with magnification and light, and may require dilating of the pupils. We also record your eye pressure with tonometry, which is an important test to identify patients at risk of developing glaucoma.
Contact Lens Exams
Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates. Performing these exams at different locations or with different optometrists can lead to repeated tests and additional fees.
Our contact lens exams include questions about your lifestyle and the various options available to you. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market that can be changed at different frequencies: daily, bi-weekly, and monthly. Rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are also an option that often provide sharper vision than traditional soft lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are an option to correct vision issues that develop with age (presbyopia). There is also monovision, which is a special technique where one lens corrects for distance vision and the other lens corrects for near vision. Some contacts even allow you to change your eye color!
Cataract Pre-Op & Post-Ops
Cataract surgery is a procedure used to restore cataract-related vision loss. During surgery, the clouded lens inside your eye will be replaced with a clear artificial lens. You won't feel any pain during the procedure, and it usually only takes about 15 minutes. It's typically an outpatient procedure and doesn't require an overnight stay in a hospital.
Our doctors partner with various cataract surgeons to ensure our patients receive the best possible care before, during, and after cataract surgery. The first step in determining if you are in need of cataract surgery is a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, the doctor will determine if a patient’s cataracts are mature enough to require surgery. If so, the doctor will refer the patient to the best fitting surgeon and co-manage their post-op care.
Initial LASIK Consultations
If you are considering laser vision correction, the first step on your journey
will be a comprehensive eye exam. After that is completed, the next step is
an initial LASIK consultation. The goal of this appointment is to educate you
about your treatment options and collect information so we can determine
whether you are a suitable candidate.
A series of diagnostic tests will be performed to look at every aspect of your eyes. Your pupils will be dilated to allow the doctor to examine the inside of your eyes. The front and surface of your eyes will also be looked at. These
tests are non-invasive and virtually pain-free. The goal of the tests are to
determine whether your eyes are healthy and to rule out problems like dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts and other disorders before you are cleared for