As Doctors of Optometry, we are able to examine the eye for routine purposes, diagnose and treat eye diseases, assess health risks based on the appearance of the eyes and advise patients on how health problems can effect the eyes and vision. Most commonly nearsightedness or farsightedness are diagnosed and these are easily remedied with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
A comprehensive eye exam will include a thorough vision and health history, testing the visual acuity, eye muscle balance, tracking, focusing ability, a microscopic examination of the structures in the front of the eye, and an examination of the structures in the back of the eye which may require dilation of the pupil, depending on the case. Also, each patient is evaluated closely to assure that there is no glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.
We also offer contact lens evaluation and fitting services. Whether you simply want to change your eye color or you require special fitting due to eye disease or trauma, or like most patients, you want to see clearly without glasses, our doctors will find the right lens for your eye. Even obstacles like astigmatism, dry eye, or the need for reading glasses are often easily overcome.
All of our doctors work closely with local eye surgeons and can provide consulting, preoperative, and postoperative care for whatever eye surgery you may need, including elective surgeries such as laser correction or cosmetic lid surgeries.
We have state-of-the-art technology for diagnosing, treating and managing glaucoma. This includes scanning laser polarimetry which assesses the nerve fiber layer of the retina. Humphrey perimetry which is the gold standard for peripheral vision testing. Canon digital image photography to document any changes that may occur due to glaucoma. Pachymetry which allows the thickness of the eye to be measured and helps the doctor more accurately assess your intra-ocular pressure and risks associated with those pressure measurements. Goldmann tonometry and digital applanation tonometry to monitor eye pressures with the utmost precision.
We offer full scope diabetic eye care. This entails dilated retinal exams, digital image retinal photography, correspondence with your primary care physician or endocrinologist and appropriate referral to retinal surgeons if the need arises. Both Dr. Lamp and Dr. Kissling periodically lecture at diabetes education courses that are offered through Mid-America Diabetes Association.