Our professionals can help fit you into a pair of lenses that is just right for you. We are experts in fitting contact lenses and can handle the most specialized needs. Whether rigid gas permeable or soft lenses, we are experienced in handling the most difficult of prescriptions. We routinely fit high astigmatism as well as multifocal lenses.
If you have allergies, then you know allergies can be particularly annoying to contact lens wearers. However, new lens materials and allergy medications have made it possible for these people to eliminate the burning itchy eyes associated with allergies. Prescription medications such as are amazingly effective and safe even in children as young as three. Let us know when you come in for your appointment if you have special allergy needs and we will be happy to help you.
Optomap Retinal Imaging
Canby Eyecare now offers the Optomap retinal exam as an integral part of your eye examination.
Our doctors are diligent about diagnosing and treating retinal problems including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments and the ocular signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. If left undetected, these conditions can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness and often develop without warning and with no symptoms.
An Optomap retinal exam is a digtal scan that provides an in-depth view of the retinal layers where disease can start, and allows our doctors to maintain a permanent record for your medical file that gives comparisons for tracking eye disease.
The Optomap retinal exam is fast, easy and comfortable. Our doctors highly recommend the Optomap retinal exam for patients of all ages.
Most people with vision correction issues are wanting to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure:
A flap is made in the cornea and gently folded back. A Laser is used to reshape the cornea. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you.
After the procedure, we take great care to monitor your eyes and adjust your medication for the best possible results.
We have working arrangements established with other specialized eye care doctors to manage such things are retinal detachments, retinal tears, corneal transplants and Lasik.
Symptoms include scratchy eyes, burning, mild redness and gritty feeling eyes. Oral medications, hormone changes, reading, computer tasks and dry environments may aggravate marginally dry eyes. Dry eyes can be diagnosed by using dyes to observe tear patterns, evaluation of the amount of tears on the front of the eye and from review of your symptoms. Treatment may include artificial tears; eye drops for treating allergies; and/or punctal plugs inserted in the tear drainage canals.
The natural lens in the eye gradually becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities develop in the lens and the lens gets too hazy, vision will be impaired. Our office can diagnose and manage cataract care. When the cataract affects the vision to the extent that you cannot read or see distant objects comfortably, we will recommend cataract surgery. Our office co-manages with cataract specialists that are proven experts in cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright new world of vision.
Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is from pressure being too high inside the eye, but vascular disease and other diseases can also cause glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. Tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we typically prescribe medications that lower the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops. Laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma.
Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Laser treatments have proven to slow the progression of retinal eye disease for many patients. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which ultimately leak and damage the retina. If this condition is discovered early, laser treatment can destroy these vessels. We have the latest instruments used to detect changes in the back of the eye. If we discover advancing diabetic eye disease that can be treated or needs further evaluation, we will refer you for consultation and further testing to a board certified retinal specialist.
People who have lost eyesight due to injuries or eye disease need special types of products to help them function as independently as possible. We offer a full range of these products through our office. Our paraoptometric staff is trained to demonstrate the use of some of these devices. They range all the way from a simple hand magnifier to a closed circuit TV system.
Insurance and Payments
We accept cash, personal checks, ATM, MasterCard®, Visa®, and Discover®.
We participate with VSP, Providence, Medicare, Blue Cross and most insurances just call or email our office to ask about your insurance.