We provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family from early infancy through the entire life time. Here is a brief list of our main professional exam services. More extensive descriptions appear below.
- Comprehensive Eye Health & Vision Exams
- Medical Eye Exams like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration or Diabetes
- Emergency Eye Exams for Eye Injuries (including L & I)
- Urgent Care Exams for “Red” Eye or “Pink” Eye
- Contact Lens Fitting
- Evaluation and Co-Management of Lasik and PRK
- Evaluation and Co-Management of Cataract Surgery
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Providing Safety Glasses
Complete Eye Exams
We do comprehensive exams that include functional and sensory tests, refractive testing and extensive tests for various eye conditions and disorders. This includes checks for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, as well as other common and unusual problems. Our goal is to give you the best vision possible for your needs and lifestyle.
Medical Eye Exams
We perform comprehensive or specialized exams for suspected, emerging or long-standing medical conditions from glaucoma and cataracts to dry eye and ocular allergies.
We also do exams for common eye injuries and acute “red eye” conditions. We routinely remove small foreign bodies from home or work injuries (L&I). We also recommend that everyone see an eye doctor for a “pink eye” or “red eye” condition, because most general physicians do not have an eye bio-microscope (slit lamp) so they may miss key information. Eye doctors also have the experience and equipment to detect “masquerade” conditions and diseases, they may appear to be just a standard allergy or pink eye, but are actually much more serious conditions that require immediate treatment.
Contact Lens Services
Each year we fit hundreds of patients in various contact lenses, such as colored, high power, multifocal, and toric (for astigmatism). Although contact lenses are not for everyone, we have successfully fit many patients who failed previously or were previously told that they could not wear contact lenses.
Lasik & Cataract Evaluation & Co Management
Many patients are interested in refractive surgery options including Lasik, PRK, refractive lens exchanges, and other options. We also evaluate patients who are experiencing reduced vision because of developing cataracts. In each case, we can provide and evaluation of the eye’s suitability for each surgery option and offer advice on whether you are a likely to achieve your goals with eye surgery. We do extensive pre-surgery testing, provide recommendations and referrals, and then co-manage the post-operative follow-ups. We have found that some surgeons consistently produce better results than others. We work with some of the very best laser and cataract surgeons to maximize the likelihood of excellent outcomes for each of our patients.
Exams For Infants & Children
We also do exams for infants and young children. Eye exams on infants and preschool age children are intended to determine if the child’s vision and eye health are generally within age norms, and to detect any serious problems that might lead to permanent vision deficits, such as lazy (amblyopia). For example, if a child has quite different prescriptions in the two eyes during infancy until age 3, he or she will likely never develop 3-D vision which is needed for all the new 3-D movies and televisions. Dr. Clavadetscher has done vision research on children at the University of Washington; this included testing infants as young as 10 days old to determine if they had color vision. Adult-type exams using an eye chart can usually be done from about ages 3 to 5 and on up.
We also participate in the national InfantSee program to give free screenings to infants whose parents or guardians do not have family vision insurance and the means afford basic exams on their own.