Comprehensive Eye Health Exam – Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
Contact Lens Exam – Contact lens evaluations include tests and measurements not necessarily performed in regular eye exams. If you’ve never worn contacts before, we will provide thorough training on insertion and removal techniques so you are comfortable with the process once you get home. If you are considering contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fittings or prescription updates.
Medical Eyecare – West Michigan Eyecare Associates has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat a wide array of medical conditions and eye diseases. From eye infections and injuries, to Diabetic eye care, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, as well as many other eye diseases, our optometrists will help preserve and protect your vision. The bottom line is that we do more than just “routine vision” care. For more information please schedule an appointment with us.
Vision Correction – Our goal is to correct your vision problems and leave you seeing your very best. Based on your exam, our optometrists will recommend vision correction such as glasses, contact lenses, Orthokeratology, vision therapy, surgery, or other alternatives. If glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, West Michigan Eyecare will utilize quality products and lens materials to give you the best optics to have you seeing clearly.
Frames – Glasses can say a lot about your personality, lifestyle, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be daunting, but our frame stylists and opticians have the expertise to help you make the perfect selection. We have over 1000 frames in our gallery, and are always bringing in new brands and styles.
Sunglasses – Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays in the sunlight. Not all sunglasses are created equal, and it’s important to use lenses that block ultraviolet light and protect your eyes as much as possible. We carry quality non-prescription and prescription sunglasses in our Optical Gallery. Our frame stylists and opticians will help you find the right sunglasses for your lifestyle.
Dry Eye Treatment – Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In many cases, vision can be blurred.
If you suspect you have Dry Eye, Schedule and appointment today. Your doctor will determine if you have dry eyes and the best course of action to increase your comfort and protect your eyes.
Foreign Body Removal – When you get something in your eye, it is very important to get it out as soon as possible. Foreign objects can damage your eye causing scratches, ulcers, and even more. It is also important not to try to remove them yourself, causing even more damage! If you ever have something in your eye, we will happily remove it for you. We also use this time to ensure that you don’t have any damage from the foreign body.
Computer Vision – Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
Sports Vision – Sports Vision training involves high level eye tracking, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination. Many athletes will practice these exercises to keep their eye health in peak condition. There are various exercises and specific exams used for Sports Vision testing. Office tests and field can both help determine how your eye will function beyond the realm of normal activity. We can customize a program to strengthen your vision based on your level of activity.
Emergency Eye Care
Annual eye exams are always a good idea, but sometimes you need to pick up the phone and schedule an urgent care visit to the eye doctor. Please call 616-949-8500 for a list of our “on call” doctors.
Some eye conditions can lead to further complications and vision loss. Some vision diagnoses extend beyond your eyes and involve systemic disease.
What are the biggest warning signs?
“Pain” – That is one of the main signs of infection or inflammation and should always be evaluated as soon as possible, since the earlier an infection or inflammatory condition is treated the better the chance for a good recovery.
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