The optometrists at Visual Health Doctors of Optometry tap into stored expertise during comprehensive exams assisted by a high-tech computer and a wisecracking flashlight at Visual Health's three Virginia locations. After emerging from exams clutching accurate eye prescriptions, customers peruse the showroom with the help of multilingual staff members, who show off designer frames from brands such as Coach, Ted Baker, and Calvin Klein. After selecting frames, technicians in the onsite lab craft standard, Crizal, or Varilux premium lenses, a Visual Health Doctors of Optometry speciality, or place orders for contacts.
Traditional eye exams require doctors to merely look at the front of the eye to determine eye health and prescription changes. Optomap retinal imaging technology actually allows doctors to examine internal structures at the back of the eye, which can help them diagnose everything from age-related macular degeneration to high blood pressure.
At Steer Optical, which is affiliated with LensCrafters, Dr. Hugh Steer and fellow optometrist Dr. Joshua Yoo rely on optomap imaging to help determine eye health. After conducting a thorough exam, they write lens prescriptions for glasses and contacts. They also can determine a patient's candidacy for LASIK surgery, which can permanently correct some vision issues and help patients see how late they are immediately upon waking.
Among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country, Dr. Nancy Tanchel has cleared fuzzy vision during more than 20,000 LASIK procedures. During each of these procedures, she uses femtosecond laser technology to create a smooth, precise corneal flap before reshaping the eye's surface to correct for nearsightedness, granting most patients with improved vision by the next day. Besides her specialty, Dr. Tanchel also offers PRK procedures, computer-based wavefront analysis for diagnosis and treatment, and laser light shows for those who ask really nicely.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
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Versace and Giorgio Armani frames deck the walls at JEMS Optical, but providing designer brands isn’t the resident certified opticians’ only focus. Since 1985, the team at JEMS Optical LLC have helped their patients protect their eyes and sharpen their vision with personalized care as well as custom lenses and prescription sunglasses. They also perfectly fit contact lenses help unblur vision with options that include multi-focal and disposable lenses. Comprehensive exams are available for all patients, measuring for precise prescriptions and testing for a range of eye diseases. The optical center’s same-day emergency repairs for glasses can also help patients immediately recover from a broken bridge, a missing screw, or the effects of too much careless apple-bobbing.