Routine Eye Exam
Our office is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic and examination equipment. This allows us to provide our patients with the most thorough, comprehensive eye examinations available.
Because Drs. Mallon, Schnell, Katz, Blandford, Benedetto and Branigan are trained as medical doctors they understand the link between the eye and the body. Many, if not all medical conditions and medications can effect the visual system. This added expertise allows for detection of problems that may otherwise go undiagnosed.
We offer the latest in disposable soft contact lenses, including correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In addition, we offer presbyopic vision correction with bifocal and monovision options for those patients who want an alternative to reading glasses. The newer soft toric contact lenses allow for correction of astigmatism in patients who were previously only correctable with hard lenses. Colored contact lenses are also available. Most prescriptions can be filled by the next day. Let the doctors at Center For Advanced Eye Care guide you to the perfect fit.
Dry Eye Care
Dry eye occurs when the eyes aren’t sufficiently moisturized, leading to tearing, itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye.
People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, but the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions or injuries.
Dry eye is not only painful, it can also damage the eye’s tissues and impair vision. Fortunately, many treatment options are available.
Non-surgical treatments for dry eye include increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the puncta to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed. Prescription drops are now available to help increase both the quantity and quality of the tears (Restasis®).
Pediatric and Adolescent Eye Exams
The examination of children and young adults takes patience and special expertise. They often have special problems which present in unique ways. Our recommendation is that they undergo a complete eye exam during preschool, their elementary years, and once again during their teenage years. We take great pride in our handling of our young patients.