College of Optometry Services Available
Comprehensive Vision Examinations
These examinations are very thorough and take about 90 minutes to complete. They include a number of tests evaluating clarity of vision, eye health, eye movement, depth perception, eye posture, peripheral vision, and eyewear prescription. Examinations also include dilation which allows for a full view inside the eyes.
Vision therapy is an individualized program prescribed to improve conditions such as crossed-eyes (strabismus), or lazy eye (amblyopia), and other visual disorders that can interfere with learning. Vision therapy enables individuals to learn, re-learn, or reinforce specific skills including eye movements, focusing, and eye coordination. Vision therapy can also improve visual efficiency for better information gathering and processing and may reduce the need for traditional vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. Vision therapy is designed to prevent significant visual disorders and eliminate discomfort that may occur with common everyday activities such as sustained reading or computer use.
Eye Disease Management
This service provides additional eye health evaluation, consultation, follow-up care, and management for vision and eye health disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinal disease. Appropriate referral to eye or medical specialists is available if needed.
Infant & Pediatric Care
Infants and young children require unique methods for evaluating eye health, clarity of vision, and eye coordination. Infants and children from birth through age six are evaluated for proper development of visual skills. The American Optometric Association recommends that infants receive their first vision examination at six months. Vision screenings and examinations are essentials for infants and young children in identifying and correcting vision and eye health disorders that may hinder the learning process.
Geriatric & Home Care
Older adults and those who are home bound are assisted by identifying and correcting the various visual disorders that become more common with age.
Low Vision Care
The service utilizes special devices and techniques for evaluating and enhancing the daily living skills of children and adults with limited visual capabilities.
Contact Lens Care
The Contact Lens Service offers a comprehensive program for routine and specialized contact lens fittings including soft and rigid lenses, bifocal lenses, and custom designed lenses for correcting disfigured or diseased eyes. This service also provides opportunities for qualified individuals to participate in research studies which evaluate new products and fitting techniques. We also have a full selection of colored contact lenses to enhance or change eye color.
Eyewear Dispensaries at the Family Vision Centers provide an excellent selection of frames and lenses from low-cost to high-fashion as well as specialty products such as safety eyewear for recreation and occupation. Our dispensaries offer competitive prices, comparable turnaround time from order to delivery; high-quality, warrantied materials; and complete repair services.
Free Vision Screenings
As part of our commitment to community service, the Vision Centers provide free vision screenings for anyone age six months or older. Screenings provide important information about visual clarity, eye health, and eye coordination. They do not take the place of a complete vision examination. Screenings take about 20 minutes to complete and do not cause discomfort. Appointments are required.
Sliding Fee Scale
A sliding fee scale is available at the Family Vision Centers based on individual or family income. Please contact Family Vision Center representatives at our individual clinics for more information.
Rescheduling Your Appointment
If an emergency requires that you change your appointment time, please contact the Family Vision Center at which you made your appointment as soon as possible so you can be rescheduled in a timely manner.
Payment for Services and Materials
Payment for vision examinations and other services is required at the time when care or service is rendered. Payment may be made by cash, check, major credit card, or acceptable insurance plan including state and federal coverage. Payment is required in full before frames, lenses, or contact lenses will be dispensed. We will also bill your insurance for you. Family Vision Center staff may be able to assist you with billing your insurance carrier. Please be sure to contact the Family Vision Center with specific insurance questions before your appointment.
Thank you for trusting us with your vision care. Please let us know how we can better serve the vision needs of you and your family.