Services We Offer EyeCare for You offers full range of primary eye care services covering all ages. Our staff can help you schedule anything from a routine visit to management and treatment of your chronic eye disease. We have a full service optical lab and can help you pick out the perfect pair of frames and lenses. We also fit a wide variety of contact lenses, including difficult and specialty fits. Additionally, we can arrange consults for surgical services and help co-manage pre- and postoperative care. We accept most major medical insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, or Dr. Dinosaur, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and MVP. We also accept Vision Service Plan. If you do not see your insurance plan listed here, call our office to talk with one of our billing experts to determine your coverage. Call us today to schedule your appointment! Routine Eyecare Routine eyecare is an important preventative visit. An eye exam is broken into two parts, a refraction to check your glasses prescription and an eye health examination. Most patients are unaware that the eye health examination is the more important part of your visit. Eye health examinations can help find and prevent both eye disease and systemic diseases. If you have not had an exam in years, or if you just need your yearly check, we can help. Medical Eyecare If you have a chronic eye condition that needs management, our doctors are here to provide personalized care for you. We manage, co-manage, and treat all eye diseases with the patient in mind. Diabetes and the Eye Like every other organ in the body, the eye is affected by changes blood sugar caused by diabetes. According to the NIH, diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness.1 We work with our patients to find and detect changes that could become problems for vision in the future. In addition to your primary care provider, we can communicate with your healthcare community to coordinate with your endocrinologist, retinologist, diabetic educator, nutritionist, and other providers. Glaucoma The optic nerve lies between the brain and the eye. This important structure becomes damaged in glaucoma. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is estimated that approximately half of the patients who have this potentially blinding disease do not know they have it.2 Our office is has all the equipment needed to find, monitor, and effectively treat glaucoma. We co-manage with specialists from both the University of Vermont and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center when surgical intervention is required. Cataract Management Behind the iris and through the pupil is a lens which becomes cloudy from a cataract, over time. Cataracts are present in almost everyone over the age of 60, and in many cases they can start to affect vision shortly after. Our providers can help you maintain your best vision while you have a cataract, help you choose the right surgeon when you need cataract surgery, and help manage your eyecare after surgery. Eye Glasses We have a full service eyeglasses center in office which can help you pick out a new style, make repairs and adjustments, cut lenses, and fill special requests. In addition to glasses, we have done snorkel masks, ski goggles, various tints for traumatic brain injury or photosensitive epilepsy, loupes, sports protection, costume eyewear, and even specialized prescriptions for music, competition shooting, and office work. Contact Lenses From soft lenses to large scleral lenses, and to everything in between, we can help manage your contact lens needs. We carry a wide variety of lenses for everyday correction, astigmatism, bifocal correction, dry eye, corneal irregularities, myopia control, theatrical and costume lenses, color lenses, corneal refractive therapy, and much more. Just tell us about your visual needs and let one of our specialists work with you to find the best fit. Laser Surgery Our office works closely with several locations that offer quality laser surgical options. After an examination, our doctors can help recommend the right laser surgery to meet your visual needs and budget considerations. We can also help guide you through the process with preoperative and postoperative care and monitoring. Pediatric Eyecare Our office provides extensive pediatric care to your youngest patients. We provide pediatric care from birth to age eighteen. We also provide care for children with special needs and we participate in the American Optometric Association’s InfantSee program that offers a free infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months for parents who have no insurance coverage. It is important for young children to have their eyes examined to make sure their visual skills and eye health are appropriate for their age just as we monitor or other developmental milestones. While many schools and pediatricians do test for distance vision, these screenings are limited and do not provide in depth information necessary for determining ocular health. A visit to an optometrist is essential for a comprehensive eye exam. Vision assessment beginning at birth has been endorsed by the American Optometric Association, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Academy of Opthalmology. Our doctors provide routine eye exams, as well as diagnoses and treatments of acute and chronic eye diseases and disorders of the eye. These include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye turns). We work with a vision therapist for those patients that are in need of visual training beyond just a pair of glasses, for conditions such as convergence insufficiency, convergence excess, accommodative and tracking issues, dyslexia, and a host of other eye-brain disorders. When children are developmentally ready, we are also able to fit them into contact lenses.