Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye examination includes dilation. Dilation uses eye drops that cause your pupils to widen which allows more light into your eyes. This gives Dr. Wells a better view of the back of your eyes so she can thoroughly check them for any potential disorders or diseases. Your vision and depth perception are also carefully evaluated. Dr. Wells uses advanced diagnostic equipment such as digital fundus photography and automated visual perimetry to detect and monitor glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and macular degeneration. Treatment, whether with medication, ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses or vision therapy, is customized for each patient. Dr. Wells is prepared to handle whatever your eye care needs are and she is committed to keeping up with changes in eye care technology in order to keep her patients seeing as clearly as possible.
Pediatric Eye Exams
The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a comprehensive eye examination at 6 months of age. If no problems are detected during the initial exam, subsequent examinations are recommended every two to three years, especially before pre-k at age 3 and before kindergarten at age 5. Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision. Dr. Wells excels in examining children and patients with special needs.
Contact Lens Exams
Dr. Wells can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on your glasses examination and a review of your visual needs for work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it is important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages of each contact lens. Dr. Wells fits spherical soft contacts, toric/astigmatism contacts, bi-focal/multifocals contacts, color contacts, and gas permeable contact lenses. Daily contacts lenses are highly recommended for young patients or patients with dry eyes or allergies.
Morris Avenue Eyecare has the experience and equipment necessary to provide consultation and referrals for LASIK. LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure. While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. A dilated examination will determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
If you require laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy, LASIK, cataract surgery, a cornea transplant, an injection to treat macular degeneration, retinal detachment surgery, etc., Dr. Wells will recommend a local surgeon for your specific need. It is important to consult Dr. Wells first to determine whether a surgical procedure is right, necessary, and in your best interest. If surgery is scheduled, the surgeon performs the necessary procedure and you return to Dr. Wells for your post-operative care.