Comprehensive Eye Examinations, Children’s Exams, Contact Lens Fittings, Ocular Disease Management, Emergency Care…
We accept all major insurance plans.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations:
- An exam focused on the health of your eyes! Dilation is no one’s favorite thing to do, but is an extremely important tool to determine your overall ocular health. We will determine your prescription for glasses during this exam.
- Similar to an adult examination, but extra testing is done to assess binocular function to detect reading and school-work difficulties. Reminder – students entering kindergarten in Kentucky are required to have an eye exam (and we are just the place to do it!).
- Myopia Control Program: New research and clinical data shows that we can actually slow down the progression of Myopic (nearsighted) growth in children by about 50%. Less nearsightedness means better distance vision, better eye health, and better lifestyle. Once we’ve identified that your child is growing more nearsighted, we’ll enroll them in our program to help slow down that rate of growth. There are currently three methods of doing this with clinical data proving that they work, we’ll discuss which is best for your child and their needs.
Contact Lens Fittings:
- Done in addition to your comprehensive eye examination, the following are examples of the types of fittings we do:
- Single Vision: Standard fit for people under 40 years of age. Lenses are available for those with or without astigmatism.
- Mono-vision: This means one eye focused for seeing distance and the other one focused for seeing at near – it sounds crazy, but for the right person, it works. Goodbye reading glasses with your contact lenses!
- Multi-focal: Similar to the idea of bifocal glasses, but there is no turning your eye up and down to find the correct zone. Both eyes work together at distance and at near, but there may be some trade-off to get both eyes seeing both distances at the same time with those tiny lenses.
- Gas Permeable: People still wear those hard lenses? Yes! And for good reason – they work really well!
- Scleral Lenses: These larger-diameter gas permeable lenses are for the treatment of corneal disease. Individuals with Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration do excellent with these lenses as they create a new, smooth surface over their cornea. They are also great for anyone else with irregular-shaped corneas from RK or LASIK, cornea transplants, injuries or scarring to the cornea, and even people with advanced dry eyes who can’t get relief otherwise.
- Ortho-Keratology: Ortho-K is non-surgical method of Myopic (nearsighted) vision correction where we mold/re-shape the cornea overnight using a specially designed rigid contact lens. You put the lens on before you go to bed, and remove the lens when you wake up. After removing the lens, enjoy your day with great distance vision free from glasses or contact lenses. This is a great option for people who can’t tolerate traditional contact lenses, don’t like wearing glasses, are afraid of surgery, swimmers, kids, etc. It’s completely reversible by stopping lens wear, FDA approved, and bonus that is has also been shown to slow down Myopic growth in kids.
There is no such thing as too young or too old – Dr. Andrew Harvey has fit patients from 5 to 82 years old – you can wear them too.
Ocular Disease Management:
- Diabetes: Everyone with Diabetes should have a yearly exam. We will work with your primary care doctor to make sure your blood glucose levels aren’t causing damage to your eyes.
- Macular Degeneration: Early detection is imperative to helping maintain vision.
- Glaucoma: With a family history of glaucoma or not, your eyes could be changing. You won’t know you have glaucoma until an eye care professional examines your eyes. There are no warning signs that you have it until it is too late to do anything about it – so get examined now!
- Please call any time if you have a red eye, a foreign body in the eye, are experiencing flashes and/or floaters, or for anything else that has you worried about your eyes. There is a number on our voice-mail recording to reach us for after-hour emergencies.