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Optometrist Services

Learn more about optometric services at Ferman Optometry.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

It’s about more than just blurry eyesight. This exam covers all aspects of your vision, eye health, and overall health as it relates to the eyes; it screens for eye disease, and it includes a refraction to determine whether vision correction is necessary. For children, 80% of what they learn comes in through the eyes. For this reason, an annual comprehensive eye exam is recommended starting at age 5.

Contact Lens Evaluation

Wearing a daily lens? Weekly? Monthly? Single vision or bifocal? Need correction for astigmatism? We offer lenses from most major contact lens manufacturers; our doctors are experts at finding the best one to suit your needs. For patients who wear contact lenses, or are thinking about trying contact lenses, this additional assessment is performed at the same time as your comprehensive exam, although it is not part of a comprehensive exam.

Refraction

This is the part of an exam where the doctor determines your prescription (Rx). In some cases, when a full exam is not necessary, the doctor will still do a refraction – this only takes about 10 – 15 minutes. The most likely scenario when the doctor will do a “refraction only” visit is when a patient comes in for new eyeglasses or new lenses and brings an Rx from an outside source – usually an ophthalmologist. Before spending your time and money, we prefer to perform a quick refraction at our office to verify the accuracy of your Rx. If you come in with an outside Rx and get a new pair of eyeglasses, new lenses only, or contact lenses from us, there is no charge for this service.

What is covered by my vision Insurance?

Just about every vision insurance policy includes a benefit for a comprehensive eye exam; the benefit could be a copay – usually between $0 – $20, or a simple discount off the usual & customary cost. Most vision insurance policies have some type of CL evaluation benefit – it could be a copay (separate from the exam copay), or a simple discount off the usual & customary cost.

Retinal Imaging

For most every patient, for most every scenario, dilation is no longer required. Our office is equipped with an Optomap™ Ultra-widefield retinal imager. An Optomap image provides many benefits. It allows the doctor to visualize more of your eye than is visible with the hand-held ophthalmoscope, even with fully dilated eyes. This helps considerably in the early detection of disease, retinal tearing, macular degeneration, and more. Best of all, it provides a digital image history not possible with conventional dilation. Click here and watch the video titled “The Importance of Optomap” for a quick overview. Many vision insurance policies have some type of retinal image benefit – it could be a copay (separate from the exam copay), or a simple discount off the usual & customary cost.

 

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Dr. Andy taking a photo with the Optomap Retinal Imager

 

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Optomap image of an eyeball. Optomap imaging is able to view a significantly larger portion of your eye than possible with an ophthalmoscope.

 

Urgent Eye Care

Save yourself a trip to Urgent Care or the ER. In many cases, a doctor may be able to see you after hours to help with an eye problem. Learn more here about our emergency eye care.

Treatment of Eye Disease

Our doctors can diagnose and treat most common eye conditions, including ailments such as dry eye, pink eye, a scratched cornea, a foreign body in your eye, and more. Our doctors can prescribe any medication necessary for the treatment of your eyes. If there is an eye problem that is outside of our scope of practice, we will refer you to the appropriate medical specialist, and in many cases, we can help schedule your appointment.  Learn more about our treatment of eye disease.

Refractive Surgery Co-management

Our office co-manages LASIK refractive surgery. After your refractive surgery, we see you for your post-surgical care. This typically involves six visits… one day after the procedure, then one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year.