Comprehensive Eye Exam
At Monroe Eye Care we offer a comprehensive eye health exam. It includes a detailed medical and ocular history, eye pressure check, visual acuity evaluation, visual field screening, muscle balance testing, auto-refraction, determination of refractive error, computer vision testing, neurological assessment, and a detailed internal and external ocular health examination.
You will also be carefully evaluated for many eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases. As with other diseases, early detection and your eye doctor’s care can make the difference not only in your vision, but in your overall health and well-being.
A yearly eye health examination should be an essential part of your annual healthcare program.
Contact Lenses & Specialty Lenses
Today there are more convenient and healthy contact lens choices than ever before. New contact lens designs are built with better optics, they are easier to fit and maintain, and they are generally more comfortable to wear over long periods of time.
Whatever your vision challenge, it can most likely be met with an array of specialty contact lenses customized for individual vision needs.
Here is more detailed information on the different styles of contact lens designs:
Today there are more convenient and healthy contact lens choices than ever before. Whatever your vision challenge, it can probably be met with an array of specialty contact lenses for individual vision needs.
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses
If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses, you have many contact lens options.
Gas Permeable (GP) Contact Lenses
These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
Contact Lenses for the “Hard-to-Fit” Patient
Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
“I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.
Eye Disease Management
During the course of your yearly eye health examination, you will be screened for many eye diseases and conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and other retinal vascular diseases.
For more detailed information regarding many eye diseases and conditions of the eyes, please talk to your eye doctor. Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The list below provides only a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don’t look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your eye doctor.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Surgical correction is safe and effective, and offers several new options for better vision.
AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.
If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, especially in women over age 40. Many treatment options are available.
Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies
Floaters and Spots
“Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
Glaucoma is a variety of disorders in the eye that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless rise of pressure inside the eye.
Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.
This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.
Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children
Are you over age 40 and starting to hold reading material at arm’s length to see it clearly? You probably have presbyopia
Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.
These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.
This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.
This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.
Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS)
Also known as Corneal Reshaping Therapy, GVSS is a Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical way to correct your vision while you sleep and be glasses and contacts free during the day.
Yes, wear the customized lens at night while you sleep and be glasses free during the day!
GVSS is: A customized gas permeable lens system that reshapes your cornea overnight
The Gentle Vision Shaping System uses specially designed vision retainer lenses to gently and gradually reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism.
Ideal for those from 8 to 18 years of age primarily because it controls the progression of nearsightedness.
Just like your dental retainers: The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are usually worn while sleeping. They are removed upon awakening to provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses! The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for.
Dry, itchy, irritated eyes?
From time-to-time we all experience dry, itchy, or irritated eyes. Your eye can be irritated for many reasons, including lack of sleep, seasonal or acute allergies, broken blood vessels, dry-eye syndrome, or even serious eye infections.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to seek the advice of your eye doctor. If your condition turns out to be serious, like an acute eye infection, then prescription medication and your doctor’s monitoring might be needed to prevent long-term or permanent vision loss.
Even if your condition turns out to be minor, like seasonal allergies, your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat your allergies with over-the-counter or prescription medications designed specifically to alleviate your symptoms.
If you are worried about your dry, itchy, or irritated eyes, or if your symptoms have persisted for more than a day or two, please contact us to schedule an appointment at Monroe Eye Care.
Frames and Sunglasses
Our optical department at Monroe Eye Care offers you a wide range of stylish frames and sunglasses for the whole family. With a variety of eyewear brands to suit most any style and budget, we carry everything from basic no-frills designs to cutting-edge fashion-forward designs from Europe, the US, and around the globe
In addition to what we carry on our shelves, our optical department can order almost any frame from almost any frame manufacturer.
And when you purchase your eyewear with us, we provide many free services: frame adjustments, replacement nose pads, cleaning solutions and cleaning cloths, and light frame repairs, all free of charge. Simply stop by at your convenience and let us know how we can help keep your frames and lenses looking new. These free services are our way of saying “Thank You!” as we try to provide you with an exceptional experience at our office.
Emergency Eye Care
As with other injuries, an eye injury usually requires immediate care and consultation from your eye doctor.
A good rule: treat all eye injuries as potential emergencies, and never hesitate to contact us or stop by for an emergency eye examination.
In the event of an eye injury or other eye emergency, please contact our office immediately at (609) 235-9770.
If your injury or emergency is after hours and you are unable to reach us, please seek help at your nearest hospital, emergency room, or by calling 911.