We provide comprehensive eye exams for the whole family. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye exams for adults and for children by the time they are one years old. Our exams are comprehensive and can find problems you are not even aware you have. Early diagnosis and treatment of an eye condition can prevent vision loss.
Our New State of the Art facility has advanced technology for vision testing as well as ocular health screening, diagnosis, and management.
For vision testing we have a new computerized measurement system. This instrument, called an auto-refractor, accurately measures your eye and tells us what your prescription is. This information is electronically sent to the exam room and computerized phoropter. The phoropter is the instrument that changes lenses for you to compare while looking at the eye chart. This enhanced feature means you don’t have to spend as much time answering which is better “1 or 2”. Our patients are enjoying the speed and accuracy of this new method.
Eye Infections, Eye Injuries, Dry Eye, Allergies
Our office also provides emergency services for eye infections and eye injuries. Here at Eagle Eye Vision Center we will work with you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We have state of the art equipment that we use to assess the infection or injury. Your treatment plan will be formulated and explained to you. Follow-up visits to monitor your recovery will be scheduled as needed.
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to ocular inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye. Persistent dryness, scratching, and burning in your eyes are signs of dry eye syndrome. If you feel like you have been experiencing any of these symptoms feel free to let us know, and we can discuss a treatment plan that is best for you.
Do you experience itchy red eyes? If so, you could be suffering from ocular allergies. They may be seasonal or year-round. You may even have ocular allergies with out nasal symptoms. Ocular allergies can even affect your ability to wear contact lenses. There is relief available, usually in the form of eye drops. Ask to find out if one of these drops may be right for you.
We can help you decide if LASIK is an option for you. We can also suggest other refractive surgery options if LASIK is not right for you. We co-manage refractive surgery with Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons. They are leaders in all areas of refractive surgery options. As a matter of fact the surgeons at Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons performed LASIK for Dr. Christina and Dr. Kevin 2003. Today, we are happy to report, we continue to be very happy with our result, and it is one of the best things we have done for ourselves. We are happy to recommend the best technique for you even if that means staying in glasses or contact lenses instead of refractive surgery.
Glaucoma, and Diabetes
Did you know that you can have glaucoma and not even know it? And glaucoma can lead to vision loss and even blindness? At Eagle Eye Vision Center, Dr. Christina and Dr. Kevin Dixon evaluate your risk for glaucoma. There are many risk factors including age, race, and family history. We offer a new screening and diagnostic test called GDX. This instrument uses a laser to evaluate the thickness and health of the nerve fibers in the back of your eye. It does not touch your eye, is painless and takes only a few moments to get the results. This result is only one piece of information used to diagnose and manage your glaucoma. You may also need other diagnostic tests like visual fields, pachymetry, and retinal photography. Talk to the Doctors today to discuss your risk factors.
We provide dilated eye exams for all diabetics. Diabetes is the number one cause of preventable acquired blindness. People with diabetes should have their eyes dilated every year. We are happy to provide your primary care physician with your exam findings. Remember the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Retinal photography is a great tool to capture any disorders of the retina. Our office utilizes a camera that can photograph through a non-dilated pupil. Some of the reasons we may recommend a photograph are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and glaucoma. Retinal photographs can be compared from time to time to evaluate the progression of a disease.
These are just a few examples of the services we provide to our patients.