Your eyesight is a precious gift and guarding against vision loss is essential to maintaining your quality of life. By taking the simple step of making a comprehensive eye examination part of your routine healthcare regimen you can protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision for a lifetime.
After reviewing your overall medical history and gathering relevant information on your eye health through the years, we perform a clinical exam to check the health of your eyes and assess your vision through a series of comfortable tests. Your visual acuity, the degree to which your eyes work together, how well your eyes follow a moving object, and your depth perception are all thoroughly evaluated.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, you are also screened for eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as other conditions affecting the retina, demonstrate few if any overt signs or symptoms until irreparable damage to your eyesight has occurred. Detecting diseases that can threaten your eyesight in their earliest stages enables the most effective management and care.
Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam at an early age, and maintaining regularly scheduled eye care checkups as they are growing up, is the best way to ensure that your child’s vision development reaches its full potential and to make certain that your child acquires the visual skills needed to fully participate in all activities.
According to guidelines established by the American Optometric Association a child should receive an eye exam at the ages of 6 months, 3 years, before kindergarten, and then once every two years. However, in the presence of certain risk factors or diagnosed vision issues, more frequent exams may be recommended. Children who are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses should be checked annually.
The members of our professional team are skilled and experienced providers of comprehensive vision care for children and do their best to make sure that your child’s eyes are strong and healthy as they grow. Our specialized pediatric eye care services include child friendly and age appropriate exams to assess visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, as well as to detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes, dyslexia, a color blindness, disease or medical conditions. Depending upon the findings of your child’s eye exam visit, eyeglasses, vision therapy, or additional procedures may be recommended.
Progressive lenses are lenses which incorporate multiple powers of vision (such as close up, or far away distance) into one single lens. Unlike bifocals, which are split, a progressive lens contains one continuous, smooth lens without a dividing line. The lenses power changes progressively from distance to near vision power. They’re basically bifocal or trifocal lenses, but without the dividing line. They’re ideal for patients who have presbyopia, a vision condition which makes it hard to focus on close up objects. This happens to many people over time as they age. Both objects near and far become harder to see sharply and focus on.
In progressive lenses, the distance field is usually built into the upper portion of the lens while the near vision is built into the lower part of the lens. The lens is blended together, while the middle portion usually contains the intermediate vision correction if needed. The immediate vision section is good for those who work with computers. Progressive lenses are popular with people because of their ability to look like normal, single vision eyeglasses. They are good for those who don’t have a complicated prescription. Sometimes wearers can get distracted by the dividing line that bifocals and trifocals contain, making progressive lenses ideal for them. Most adults who reach a certain age will need both reading and distance glasses at some point in their lives.
Transitions lenses are a great new way to enjoy both sunglasses and corrective lenses in one pair. Transitions lenses are eyeglasses that act as eyeglasses when needed and in low light situations, such as indoors, and then darken when the wearer goes into bright sunlight outdoors. Transitions come in prescription frames and allow wearers to have the best of both worlds. They are ideal for people who need glasses indoors but who do not want to switch to sunglasses when going outdoors. Some people cannot wear contact lenses, making Transitions lenses ideal for them so that they only need one pair of glasses. Transitions can be made for all different kinds of prescriptions.
Transitions lenses are ideal for those who need to wear glasses outdoors but cannot, for whatever reason, wear contact lenses. They’re good for people who play sports and who need a prescription lens that will darken when the lens hits any kind of bright light, such as sun. They are a good choice for those with astigmatism or who have strong prescriptions and need to wear glasses on a regular, daily basis. The lenses immediately begin to darken once the wearer comes back indoors. Transitions are a good alternative to prescription sunglasses because they contain everything needed in one pair of lens, making the chances of them getting lost less as the wearer only needs to have one pair instead of two.
Let our office help you to avoid any injuries that might threaten the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.
An eye injury, even a seemingly mild one, if not properly managed has the potential to cause serious complications. However, despite the fact that accidents happen, many eye injuries can be avoided. According to statistics, it is estimated that 90 percent of all eye injuries are preventable with the use of protective eyewear.
Adequate eye protection is essential if you are engaged in work, hobbies or other activities where your eyes are exposed to the following:
Simply by wearing appropriate safety glasses, the risk of an unforeseen accident jeopardizing the health of your eyes is significantly reduced. Whether you are engaged in a home improvement project, or work in a laboratory, on a construction site or in a dental office, our eyecare professionals can provide you with just the right pair to suit your needs.
Enjoying your favorite recreational activities or engaging in competitive sports involves having the right equipment to protect you from injury and allow you to perform at your best. Our office can provide you with the latest designs and most comfortable, well-fitting eyewear to protect and enhance your vision while participating in your favorite sports.
There is no reason for blurred vision, glare, or a lack of contrast between the ball and your environment to limit your performance on the playing field. Starting with your eyeglass prescription and then moving on to providing you with the best frames and lenses for your particular sport, we’ll make sure your vision is “peak performance” ready.
Sports related eye injuries can be prevented. Protective goggles with polycarbonate safety lenses are required for any contact sport as well as for biking.
As highly skilled eye care professionals, our doctors are well equipped to handle many types of eye emergencies and stand ready to provide you, as well as any member of your family, with prompt and effective care.
If you have received an injury to your eye, gotten something stuck in your eye, your eye is red or painful, or are experiencing a sudden loss of vision or unusual visual disturbances, it is important that you contact our office right away for care. These are urgent situations that may require immediate attention to prevent more serious consequences, including further injury, infection, and even vision loss.
By utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and providing expert care, our doctors will precisely diagnose, treat, and help you to manage your eye care emergency.
When an eye is lost to illness, malformation or injury, it can be replaced with a lifelike prosthetic or “artificial” eye. While a prosthetic eye does not restore vision, it normalizes appearance and supports proper eyelid function.
The fitting and fabrication of a well-fitting and comfortable artificial eye, which is relatively indistinguishable from the intact eye, is a multistep process that requires the skills and artistry of an experienced and trained professional.
In re-establishing a patient’s appearance with a lifelike artificial eye, the following goals are paramount:
Dr. Aaron Mandel is skilled and experienced in the fabrication and fitting of custom-made artificial eyes and has been providing this service for many years. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care, Dr. Mandel can help to restore the look and enhance the quality of life of individuals affected by the loss of an eye.
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