At InSight Eye Care, we provide an array of vision care services. Our office offers a wide selection of eye care products, including eyewear, sunwear, and contact lenses to fit your specific eye care needs. Our mission is to provide quality service and products at reasonable pricing. Dr. Ames, Dr. Beers, Dr. Ziemer, and Dr. Dejmek can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.
Eyesight is vital to one’s lifestyle. It is important to have a comprehensive eye exam every year to two years as a part of preventive health care. Many eye diseases do not show symptoms until serious damage has been done, but early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent possible vision loss. InSight Eye Care has advanced diagnostic technology that allows our optometrists to discover and treat eye disease before irreversible damage is done.
It is important to monitor your child’s eyes and vision to ensure there are no problems that could interfere with learning and development or potentially harm your child. Signs of potential problems can include a history of prematurity, delayed motor development, frequent eye rubbing, excessive blinking, failure to maintain eye contact, poor eye tracking skills, and eyes that turn in or out. Children may have difficulty explaining if something is wrong or they may not understand that something is wrong. Our optometrists can help identify problems before they arise. Although vision screens performed at schools or in pediatricians’ offices can be helpful, they are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam performed by an eye doctor.
From birth, babies use their eyes to explore the world around them. Healthy eyes and good vision are important for normal development, eye and vision problems can cause learning and developmental delays later in life. InfantSEE is a program that provides a no-cost comprehensive infant eye exam with an optometrist who has the resources that are not available to primary care pediatricians and physicians. The first exam should be performed between 6 and 12 months of age.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to have regular dilated eye exams to monitor changes that are seen in your eyes and could possibly be happening elsewhere in your body. Diabetes can damage small blood vessels which can be seen by looking at the health of the inside layer of your eyes, the retina. Damage to the blood vessels in your eyes can cause vision loss and occurs when blood glucose levels are high for an extended period of time. The longer a person has had diabetes, the more likely they are to experience changes to their vision and ocular health. Our optometrists are highly skilled in performing diabetic eye exams and always communicate their findings with one’s primary care physician.
Dry eye is a growing problem that individuals may or may not be aware of. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and cause blurry vision and are caused by many different things from systemic disease to environmental causes. Because there are many different causes of dry eye, there are many different ways to treat it. Our optometrists offer treatments such as non-medicated artificial tears, medicated eye drops, meibomian gland expression, punctal plugs, scleral contact lenses, MiBo flow, and Lumenis Optima IPL. We will work closely with you to provide the treatment best fit for you.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, causes trouble seeing things that are farther away. The presence of myopia is increasing globally and increasing the risk of vision impairment. Studies have shown that increased screen time, myopic parents, and less time spent outdoors all contribute to the prevalence of myopia. Myopia management is important to decrease the likelihood of developing vision impairment in the future. Our optometrists offer treatments such as Orthokeratology contact lenses, Atropine therapy, multifocal soft contact lenses, and MiSight contact lenses. These treatments can slow and reduce the level of myopia a child develops.
Contact lenses are prescription medical devices that sit directly on the front of your eye, because of this it is important to be fit with lenses that provide maximum health benefits. Scleral and hybrid contact lenses are specialty lenses that can be used for patients with irregular corneas, corneal diseases or degenerations, corneal scars, and patients that have had a corneal transplant or refractive surgery. Scleral and hybrid contact lenses help create a uniform surface that allows patients to see better. Our optometrists believe in using the latest technology to find a lens that is best for you.
Knowing how an individual’s eyes work together as a team is important to avoid eye fatigue, blurry vision, double vision, eyestrain, and headaches. Binocular vision is evaluated in comprehensive eye exams but if a problem is found our optometrists will further evaluate your binocular vision system to evaluate whether or not there is a binocular vision disorder. In the case of a binocular vision disorder, our optometrists work closely with vision therapy practices in the area to improve the accuracy and flexibility of one’s focusing system and help lessen problems one might be experiencing.
We work closely with multiple ophthalmologists in the area to find someone that will fit the needs of your lifestyle and assist in managing the pre-op and post-op care including cataract co-management, LASIK/PRK, ICL, blepharoplasty, glaucoma surgeries and laser procedures.
Low vision is described as having impaired vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery. While the most common cause of low vision is macular degeneration, there are many other causes such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetes. Our goal here at InSight Eye Care is to help you make the most of the vision that you do have. We have technicians that work with you to figure out your goals and find low vision aids that work the best for you.
Glaucoma is a slow progressive disease that can eventually cause blindness and starts by affecting your peripheral vision. There are different types of glaucoma and different treatment options available. Our optometrists are equipped with advanced technology and trained to diagnose glaucoma at an early stage and begin the treatment that is right for you. To protect yourself from vision loss it is important to have regular eye exams.
Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive disease that affects your macula and causes blurred or decreased central vision. It is the leading cause of blindness among people 50 years and older. Our optometrists are equipped with the technology to diagnose and treat macular degeneration at an early stage. Macular degeneration may not present with symptoms before vision loss occurs so it is important to have regular eye exams to monitor for changes.
Cataracts are a normal aging process of the lens in your eye that can lead to cloudy or blurry vision and a change in color vision. Our optometrists monitor changes to the lens in your eyes and work closely with ophthalmologists in the area to provide pre and post-op treatment when cataract surgery is necessary.
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common eye infection. It is an inflammation of thin tissue covering your eyes and can cause your eyes to become red and have discharge. There are different types of conjunctivitis that can be diagnosed by our optometrists and treated appropriately.
Retinal tears and detachments happen when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is a layer of tissue that’s light-sensitive and sends visual information through the optic nerve to the brain. Without it, we are unable to see. A retinal tear is a small break in this inner lining. Retinal tears can have many causes and can happen at any age. Aging, eye trauma, eye surgery, or being highly nearsighted may cause retinal tears or detachments. Tears and detachments can be treated with laser surgery or an advanced “freezing” process. Both of these treatment options attempt to keep the retina in place and keep it from fully detaching. If tears are not treated quickly, this layer of tissue can eventually detach from the inside of the eye. Detachment causes permanent vision loss. Retinal detachment describes a much larger separation of the retina tissues. Although it is not exclusive to older people, it’s more common in those over age 40. If detected early enough, retinal detachment can be treated with the procedures used for some tears. Symptoms of these retinal conditions may include seeing flashes or floaters, sudden blurry vision, and seeing an area of dark vision. If you notice changes to your eyesight or have other questions regarding your eye health, please call us right away. Make sure to mention any changes to our staff during your appointment. Serious problems can develop if left untreated, or if too much time passes between eye exams.
Our optometrists have time in their schedule for same day urgent care appointments. If you are experiencing red, itchy, painful eyes, or have a sudden change in your vision, our doctors are here to help you. We should always be your first call if you have a concern about your eye health or vision.
You may also be experiencing an eye emergency if you see flashes of light in your vision, an increase of floaters in your vision, a curtain or veil over your vision, sudden blurry vision, or sudden and severe pain in your eyes. Our doctors work closely with specialists if a referral is needed, and will continue to provide follow up care until your problem is resolved.