Routine eye exams &
All routine eye exams provide a comprehensive analysis of a patient’s visual status. Typically, a thorough medical history is taken first. Patients are instructed to bring a list of current medications and dosages including vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements, along with their eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. Patients will then have visual acuity (how well they see), pupil function, extraocular muscles, and peripheral vision tested. A refraction, or test for eyeglasses prescription change, will be performed to determine if a new eyeglass prescription is needed. The doctor will then do a slit lamp exam that evaluates the health of the front of the eye. The intraocular pressure (Glaucoma test) will be measured. The back of the eye (Retina) will be examined using bright lights and special lenses, sometimes requiring dilating eye drops.
Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not even notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.
Our services include comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases (from conjunctivitis to glaucoma), eye emergencies, prescription eyeglasses, and contact lenses. Our bright and cheerful offices include beautiful optical showrooms with exclusive lines of designer frames and a caring staff of optometrists and opticians.
All of our contact lens patients are required to have a comprehensive contact lens exam yearly. This ensures continued ocular health and a valid contact lens prescription. Contact lens wearers are asked to wear their contact lenses to their exam and to bring their glasses along with them. When the patients are first seen, their vision will be checked. The doctor will evaluate the fit of the contact lenses to make sure they are working properly. They are also checked for protein deposits which can form on the contact lenses and for anything else which could compromise their ocular health. The patient will then remove their contact lenses and a routine exam will then be performed.
One of the largest & finest
Contact Lens Department
The Contact Lens department at West End Family Eye Care is one of the largest and finest in Pennsylvania. We offer a wide variety of contact lenses including soft disposable lenses in single vision, toric, and bifocal designs. We also offer a variety of colors.
Our doctors utilize the latest technology to fit lenses in both soft and gas permeable materials, providing our patients with state-of-the-art quality. At West End Family Eye Care, we pledge to make certain that our patients get the correct fitting instructions and follow-up care to ensure the continued health of their eyes.
Our contact lens service provides primary care for contact lens wearers as well as specialty contact lenses for your specific visual needs and lifestyle. We offer the newest innovations in contact lens materials, designs, and lens care systems to optimize vision, enhance comfort, and maintain excellent ocular health.
We take pride in prescribing contact lenses that best suit the needs of your individual lifestyle
Yearly contact lens eye examination – Since contact lenses actually rest on the surface of the eye, we will provide a series of tests yearly to determine your eye health and evaluate your vision correction. This is important to maintain your best possible eye health and visual acuity.