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Below you will find some short descriptions and explanations for some of the services we offer at Schererville Eyecare… If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.

A comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done.

Visual Acuity, Preliminary Tests, Keratometry, Refraction, Eye Focusing, Eye Teaming, and Eye Movement Testing, Eye Health Evaluation.

Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

If you are interested in contact lenses, once your comprehensive eye exam is complete your eye doctor will gather additional information so you can be fitted with lenses.

There may be additional questions about your lifestyle and preferences such as sports or computer usage and other electronic devices.

You may be asked if you’re interested in options such as daily disposables or overnight wear.

Your eye doctor may also discuss the option of rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses, which often provide sharper vision than soft lenses.

Pediatric Vision Care

Schererville-eyecare-contact-lens-clinicEye exams for children are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and just before they enter the first grade — at about age 5 or 6.

For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or as recommended by their optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision so they can perform better at schoolwork or play.

Some things that we test for are:

  • Near vision
  • Distance vision
  • Binocular (two eyes) coordination
  • Eye movement skills
  • Focusing skills
  • Peripheral awareness
  • Hand-eye coordination

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Our optometrists are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye.  We prescribe topical and oral medications for infections, inflammations, pain, dry eyes, glaucoma and allergies.

We also work with top specialists and surgeons in the area to make referrals and co-manage when indicated.

Common eye diseases we diagnose, manage and treat are:

  • Conjuctivitis
  • Uveitis
  • Keratitis
  • Chalazion
  • Hordeolum
  • Blepharitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Vitreous Detachment

LASIK Eye Surgery Co-Management

Are you interested in laser eye surgery?  At Schererville Eyecare we are equipped to not only establish whether you are a good candidate for LASIK or if other methods of vision correction may be best suited for your needs.

Once we have established you are a good fit for laser surgery we will refer you to an accredited and reputable specialist / surgeon.  When the surgery has been completed we are able to co-manage your post operation needs and treatment.